Meshell "Mimi" Sohl
is the founder and president of
Mimi et Cie., LLC - Private Jewelers.
After several years in retail, rising through the ranks of management at the likes of Nordstrom and the Gap, Mimi took a few years off after the birth of her daughter Samantha before plunging into the fabulous world of jewelry. Starting as a receptionist working a handful of hours a week at the finest jewelry store in the city, she quickly adopted a sales ethic that catapulted her to superstar status in the jewelry business, selling well over $1M a year. After ten years of honing her craft, sharpening her skills with training from the American Gem Society, GIA, and luxury brand training by Cartier in Switzerland, she left to form her own "petite jewel box with a Parisian flair" - Mimi et Cie.
Her community involvement is legendary, having chaired major benefits for schools, hospitals and charitable organizations, and serving as a founding member for many of their support groups. She celebrated her 40th birthday last year, traveling to Malawi, Africa on a humanitarian mission to schools, hospitals and orphanages in the world's fifth poorest country.