… Off to a New Adventure!

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Yes, I seem to keep using the word “adventure” as a code for “business,” which, let’s be honest, is totally done on purpose, hahaha!

Two years ago, I started a new business, which I fondly call, my “little candy store”. If you know what I sell then you’ll see how candy fits to describe the business. Anyhoo, I’ve always wanted to step up my game by offering pieces to sell but I couldn’t find a professional smith to team up with… until recently.

Thanks to a couple of friends, I found a platero that’s worthy of investing time and money in. He has over 20 years of experience in goldsmithing so I decided to have several pieces made by him and his team.

These images were taken by my master smith, they’re not the best resolution but the craftsmanship is fantastic. I am set to launch several pieces this month.

The pieces will include stud earrings in a classic 4-prong setting, and several rings. All will feature our gemstones. Part of the collection will be our MOP series, which are minimalist pieces with a fabulous bezel setting. I’m quite excited about this one because it will be a part of our permanent collection.

This is a bold move for me because while the shop is doing good, it takes a lot of money to invest in gold.

Honestly, I haven’t had great success with ready-made pieces in the past. I tried selling antique jewelry pieces but I guess I haven’t been marketing the shop enough or they’re only appealing to some people so they’re not being appreciated as much as I hoped. Here’s to hoping that this new journey will lead to more business opportunities.

 

Tina Lee

Tina Lee-Almazar is a writer with an insatiable appetite for all things bright, shiny, and beautiful. She's a beauty junkie, a shopping connoisseur, a book collector, a purse addict, and a budding mom-tepreneur. Tina has a long-standing (and well-documented!) but one-sided love affair with cats. Special talents include: the ability to eat again an hour after eating, shopping at 3 different malls in 1 day, and taking a 3-hour power nap every day including weekends.

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