Sophisticated yet friendly

Luxury without pretense

Hip but not trendy

Designer jewelry that is powerful and rare

Draw a Line in the Sand

Trashy Beach

Trashy Beach

I’ve been playing a lot of disc golf this summer and while the courses are usually wooded and scenic, many are totally trashed with garbage.  A large share of the mess is plastic and it chafes me bad.  I can use the distraction of the garbage as an excuse as to why my long drives stink and my putting is lame but this morning I got a chance to put my money where my mouth was.  I bought a membership with The Surfrider Foundation  and joined its Rise Above Plastics campaign.  Their goal is to raise awareness of the dangers of plastic pollution and focus on finding solutions.  Read the facts on their website-the destructive impact of plastic on our oceans and lakes is staggering.

Draw a Line in the Sand

Back to those smart geeks that wrote the ‘how to be’ compendium of business brilliance; REWORK.  I’m so inspired by this book that I have been seeing the wisdom in its philosophies everywhere I look.  The Surfrider Foundation could be their poster child.  They know why they do what they do, they believe in something and have the backbone to broadcast their beliefs.   I would hope I could rise to this example with my own custom jewelry design business.  When I travel to buy rough in remote areas from the miners themselves, I support the actual individuals who are mining the stones.  I want to be known for selling the most ethically sourced stones, I want to be able to tell my clients where their gemstones came from and how they traveled to them and what it took to get it here.  ‘Thick Value’…more on that later cuz I’m reading another amazing book I cant wait to tell you about.

Buying Rough in Kenya