shelly“Whatever you do, just don’t get me jewelry”. Believe it or not, this was my mantra when my lovely husband asked me what I wanted each Christmas, birthday, Mother’s Day, yes even our anniversary. Now, 25 years later I thought ‘how foolish was I’ when I opened my tiny jewelry box still housing a promise ring from a sweetheart at 15 years old.

“Mom” is the name I have worn for many years. Although a graduate of Indiana University School of Business and a successful Manager, and Art Consultant, my first child reminded me what is truly precious. Children are the real, priceless “rough” diamonds in the making.

Two decades later, that rough diamond, who goes by Grace, is still enjoying the polishing effect life gives, as am I. Our second child, Christopher, was an answer to prayer. I often tell new Moms, “The days are long, but the years are short.” Here is my Story, an evolution into Jewelry Industry, if you care to read it.

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