Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?
Well, I’m a college student. When I started TJC I need the money and I was so eager to help people, I’m also totally obsessed with jewelry. So I thought what a better way to make money and earn money to donate to people who really need it most than to start selling jewelry. Now I’m finishing my BA in Political Science with a Minor in Psychology and I’ve donated to over 100 charities this year.
Can you share the most interesting story that happened to you since you started doing this?
The most interesting story is probably the one where I first started designing custom pieces! It was for this lovely customer who wanted a Montenegrin Pendant but the only way she could get one was going back to Montenegro and spend more money than she should. Fast forward to when the piece finished she cried when I showed her it and it filled my heart with so much joy and pride.
Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them to thrive and not “burn out”?
Sleep try and sleep as much as you can. There are so many nights where most of us stay up till late it’s crazy. You can’t function or do what you love without it.
None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story?
My mother, she was actually the one who inspired me to do this. If it wasn’t for her I wouldn’t be where I am today.
How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world?
Every month, TJC donates a portion of the profits to several different charities. Last Ramadan we helped put together iftar dinner for a local mosque in Waterbury. It wasn’t much other than providing money to put the whole together, but being able to actually go and see it, I was so happy.
Do you have a favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share a story of how that was relevant to you in your life?
I’m not sure, there is a life lesson about being original in this industry. Many people lack creativity, so they think it’s okay to just replicate. Be original is something I would say be a life lesson because originality catches the eye.
How can our readers follow you on social media?
Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Tiktok.