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falling-echo asked:
hello! I'm a high school, striving jewelry maker and I was just curious where you purchase your druzy stones and beautiful charms. I have been looking for these beautiful stones for a while but am unable to find any places where they sell these stones at a reasonable price. I was also wondering if you could give me any advice on getting started up with a little jewelry business, I sell my jewelry to my friends but want to widen my range of customers. Thank you so much for your time! Paige Barber

Hi Paige, 

Sorry this is quite a late reply. We are actually a wholesaler of stones and charms and can happily supply you with either or both. There is a wholesale account application on our website and we can ship you these supplies. 

If the style of our stones/ charms do not work for your jewelry making needs, i suggest looking for an either local or online source that you could buy from. There are a variety of jewelry suppliers online that you could choose from (us included, of course!) and it’s easy enough to google them. I’m not quite sure how they sell to their wholesale clients though. You’ll have to browse their account qualification page to see how to establish a relationship with them.

As for expanding your jewelry business, home parties come to my mind as the next logical step. Bachelorettes, Wedding showers, baby showers, birthdays, etc are good examples of jewelry events. Ask your relatives and friends if they’ll be open to you setting up a table during events like those. OR even just a good, old-fashioned jewelry/craft party event that you can host with girlfriends, etc as a girls-night in kind of activity. You mentioned you were in high school so that is also an avenue you can use. Maybe ask a teacher/admin if you can participate in the next school fair/event as a vendor? Generally, they take a percentage off your profits, of course, so you’ll have to price your stuff accordingly. 

And there’s always the online route that you can do together with these suggestions. Etsy comes to mind when it comes to handmade jewelry. Facebook also has launched a shop tab that you can use.

I hope these suggestions help you!

J

Paradiso, Inc.

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This R2D2-inspired engagement ring is gorgeous in any galaxy. Also, the guy who designed the ring was dressed up like Charlie Brown when he proposed to his girlfriend (dressed as Lucy, natch). Also, what do we have to do to get invited to this wedding?

entertainmentweekly:

This R2D2-inspired engagement ring is gorgeous in any galaxy. Also, the guy who designed the ring was dressed up like Charlie Brown when he proposed to his girlfriend (dressed as Lucy, natch). Also, what do we have to do to get invited to this wedding?

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Paradiso is one of the contenders in the prestigious JCK Jeweler’s Choice Awards! Click on the photo to vote for us in the FASHION UNDER $500 category.

Paradiso is one of the contenders in the prestigious JCK Jeweler’s Choice Awards! Click on the photo to vote for us in the FASHION UNDER $500 category.

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We’ve also had enough of this dumbed-down conservatism. We need to stop being simplistic, we need to trust the intelligence of the American people and we need to stop insulting the intelligence of the voters.

Bobby Jindal: GOP Should ‘Stop Being The Stupid Party’ (via huffingtonpost)

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According to the JCK Retailer Survey, Silver sales for jewelers increased the most for this year —

According to the JCK Retailer Survey, Silver sales for jewelers increased the most for this year —