Happy 2021! How are you doing? It is Sunday and my first full week back from taking a much needed vacation after Holiday jewelry season for my fine jewelry business, Ounce of Salt Jewelry.
Practical is pretty important these days. And simple is many times best. Mask life is here to stay. As I’ve been wearing my mask when out in public, I found myself constantly shuffling through my purse to grab it after taking it off in my car or in places where I could be mask-free.
With COVID-19’s affect on the world and our economy, we are all trying to figure out how to adjust our lives to the new normal. It is still unclear what that will look like, but many people are forced to cut back on spending until things become more stable.
I entered the Jewelry industry to make buying fine jewelry easier for the consumer. As I’ve written before, the fine jewelry industry comes with layers of deception and sales practices that can arguably be predatory. It’s important to do your research, to not rely solely on third-party reviews (many of which can be paid for), and to understand the face behind the brand from where you purchase.
The Know, Like, and Trust factor is of utmost importance in the jewelry industry!
With Valentine’s Day a few weeks away, men will be looking to gift fine jewelry to the ones they love. I wanted to make you aware of a problem in the supplier network of diamonds that most people in the industry don’t discuss: Synthetic Diamonds mixed in with Man-made Diamonds when sold to jewelry makers and designers.
I was reading a post on Facebook yesterday where a friend discussed how every week, the neighborhood moms meet in an alley to buy a week’s worth of prepared Korean food from a woman’s car. A Korean woman cooks delicious meals at her house and packages them to distribute once a week to busy moms. There was a flood of comments from friends who wanted in on this secret meet up too.
A customer of mine wanted to invest in a beautiful diamond eternity ring. She had been looking at pictures online and was confused about the large variance in pricing for what seemed to be the same product.
I was at the Los Angeles jewelry district yesterday and saw a woman with a pair of 2-carats each round diamond studs on her ears. They weren’t sparkly. They weren’t white.
Since last summer, I’ve been learning about the world of online product businesses as I created and launched my jewelry site, Ounce of Salt Jewelry.
While I am still in the trenches, working on moving my business to full throttle mode, I’ve learned several things about the world of online businesses that I want to document and share along the way.
Do you have silver jewelry, home items or silverware that’s tarnished? Let’s clean them with this simple homemade silver cleaner and make them shine like new!
Gold jewelry can be misleading with their titles. Types of gold referenced in jewelry are solid gold, gold filled, vermeil gold, gold plated… gold dipped! Confusing, right? I think so!
Have you heard of mala beads? What is a mala? A mala bead necklace is a string of 108 beads plus a guru or anchor bead that is commonly used in mantra meditation. The word mala is from the Sanskrit meaning “garland.” What I find interesting about a mala bead necklace is the symbolism it can represent by making and using one.