Category: Full Circle

Full Circle with Elizabeth Gibson from Eliza Page

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Welcome to our conversation with fearless leader Elizabeth Gibson, owner and designer of Eliza Page Jewelry. Eliza Page showcases curated collections, by select, independent artists based in Austin, Texas and around the world. BUT that’s not all… the store also features a Signature Collection with one-of-a-kind and custom designs made with recycled or responsibly mined metals and only diamonds and gemstones sourced from accredited, conflict-free dealers. The store is stocked with simple, elegant, and effortlessly wearable yet always handmade, high quality pieces – the perfect place to spend some time and empty your pockets. It has been said that Elizabeth…


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Full Circle with Chau and Trang of Paris Jewellers

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By: Molly Fitzpatrick Sisters and co-owners of Paris Jewellers, Chau and Trang, run their 28 luxury jewelry retail stores with refreshing integrity, leveraging their experiences to appreciate and truly value all customers. Their family emigrated from Vietnam to Canada when the sisters were very young and the family had very little. Over the past 30 years, their family has been able to create a thriving 28 location luxury jewelry retail brand with locations throughout Canada. The family is a beautiful example of what can happen if you work hard and follow your passions. Read our interview below to learn more about their…


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Full Circle with Christena Reinhard, Union & Fifth

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By: Molly Fitzpatrick We had the opportunity to learn more about Christena Reinhard, the amazing woman behind Union & Fifth – a non-profit, online, fundraising platform turning donated women’s designer duds into cash for charity. Check out our conversation below, and view the Union & Fifth website for more information. What inspired you to create Union & Fifth? I was fundraising for an organization and had a donor who wanted to do something unique – so we cleaned out her closet, sold the contents online, and raised $43,000 – we built a Mac computer lab from old sweaters and handbags for…


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Full Circle with Grace Terezian and Angela Karaguezian, Kirk Kara

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LUXURY designer, Kirk Kara, is a family-owned brand that had its beginnings over a century ago. The company has been passed down from fathers to sons for four generations, and we were lucky enough to catch up with the first daughters to ever take over the business, Grace Terezian and Angela Karaguezian. A highly renowned brand, Kirk Kara has won the most prestigious award in the bridal category, the Jeweler’s Choice Award, ten years in a row. We were eager to hear why they both decided to join the family business, what inspires them, and why they’re excited to be…


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Full Circle With Ann Ko, Liven Co.

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Ann Ko, the third-generation creative director/designer of Liven Co. jewelry, was actually once on the path to becoming a doctor! We’re thankful she changed her mind and decided to pursue gemology, because she now makes gorgeous jewelry for us all to enjoy.  Since taking over the family business, which her grandfather started in Taiwan, Ann has designed more contemporary pieces in an effort to stay current and create collections that speak to her.  We chatted with her this week about the inspiration she draws from uncommon places, advice she has for up-and-coming designers, and her own personal style. We’re very…


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