My mom and I went to see my grandmother in the nursing home a few months before she passed. It was the best and last visit we had with her. She was very forgetful but this made for some funny moments and we all laughed a lot. We played games and took walks outside.
My grandmother passed near Mother’s Day and I was hoping I could get a fingerprint necklace for my mom with her mother’s fingerprint.
However I couldn't afford the steep price the funeral home was charging. I was very upset that the funeral home would extort people at such an emotional time.
I decided I would try to make my own version of the necklace with the fingerprint the funeral home had captured. It took several attempts and lots of researching but I was eventually able to create a jewelry piece I was proud of.
When my mother opened the box and saw the necklace she gasped in surprise and her eyes teared up.
That was the moment I realized I wanted to help others feel closer to their loved ones and provide comfort at an affordable price.
The jewelry I make now has come a long way from that humble fingerprint necklace and I am always working to make my jewelry better.
I have built my house into a factory so I could produce quality products that aren’t just shipped from China, like a lot of my competitors do. All my products are made or engraved in house. I take special care to ensure all products will last a lifetime
I have many customers who wear my jewelry as a tribute to a loved one who has passed on. It means the world to me to be a part of keeping a special person's memory alive; as well as celebrating a wedding, an anniversary, or even a new baby.
I cherish connecting with a customer, one on one; it is such an amazing and gratifying experience.
I am so blessed to be able to make such special keepsakes and impact people’s lives with my jewelry.