I had the absolute pleasure of working with Rachael Ryen Jewelry. Rachael is seriously a sweetheart and her pieces are nothing short of stunning! She uses high quality material and prides herself on craftsmanship. I really wanted to work with her, because I love that her jewels are classic pieces, but not so expensive that you can't afford it, or only wear it on special occasions.
The ring she sent me hasn't left my finger for days (no green marks in sight!) and the gold material she used totally shines! The gemstone itself is so unique and like nothing I have worn before. Check out below as she shares her story.
Tell me about your business and why you choose to get into this field of work?
- I’m the founder and designer of Rachael Ryen Jewelry. With my line I focus on creating understated, but beautiful jewelry using high quality metals and genuine stones. My pieces are often smaller and more delicate, though I do have a few statement pieces in the collection. As for how I chose this career, I really fell into jewelry as somewhat of an accident. I worked in the corporate world for 13 years and started making jewelry on the side. My entire family is creative, so I figured it was a matter of time until I found my outlet, but I never imagined I’d be fortunate enough to make a career out of my passion.
Is this your full time job or do you have 9-5?
- Last year I moved to Boston with my now fiancé and at that time I decided to give up my corporate career and give jewelry a shot full time. It’s been a lot of work, but the line is finally getting a lot of attention which is a wonderful feeling.
3.What is the most rewarding part of owning your own business?
- My customers and the notes I get from them telling me how much they love their new piece. It means the world to me when someone takes the time to send a few thoughtful words and kind feedback. I especially love receiving pictures from brides of them in their jewelry on such a special day!
- Limited time and resources. I think these are the most common problems that all business owners face when starting out. I thought when I moved to jewelry full time that I’d have plenty of time to get everything done. The reality is there is more to running a business than anyone person can do in a single day.
What advice would you give someone looking to start their own business?
- Take action and do it. Know that it won’t be easy (if it was, everyone would do it), but it will be worth it.
- It’s so hard to choose just one item. I have a thing for baguettes and trillion shapes, so my two favorites currently are the 5 stone baguette necklace and the trillion pave stud earrings.
So I wasn't lying when I said she was amazing right?! Enter the Giveaway below :)