Category: Full Circle

Full Circle with Rebecca

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Located in the heart of Tuscany, with a headquarters residing in Florence, you will find an exquisite Italian company by the name of Rebecca. The company was founded in 2000 by Alessandro Testi, chairman and designer known for using “poor” raw materials such as bronze and steel and working them with top-quality craftsmanship techniques. This innovative idea had an immediate impact on their market and in a few years the brand became highly acclaimed internationally. Those who know the brand well would say, right from the first collections, Alessandro Testi has known how to express and design beauty, combining new…


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Full Circle with Trey Bailey of Bailey’s Fine Jewelry

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If you live anywhere near Raleigh, NC, chances are you’ve heard of Bailey’s. The “Bailey Box” is locally famous, thanks to clever advertising and marketing tie-ins throughout the city. From local college football games to radio commercials, Bailey’s is there. Their slogan, “every woman wants a Bailey Box,” is well known by many. (I speak from experience, calling Raleigh home myself.) Actually, Bailey’s fame extends well beyond Raleigh. Though there are two locations in North Carolina’s capital, there are stores in Greenville and Rocky Mount, NC, too In fact, the very first Bailey’s store opened in 1948 in Rocky Mount….


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Full Circle with Brooks Collection

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Brooks Collection, a unique boutique positioned in the historic Courthouse Square in Oxford, Mississippi, has been previously referred to as “the South’s best kept secret.” The brand’s inspired origin is a story to be remembered – about 14 years ago, Brooks Poole, projected his passion and made it into a reality, selling jewelry out of an apartment. Shortly following, Brookes Collection had it’s first true locale in the Ritz near the Oxford Square with a mission, then and now, to help individuals acquire high-end, designer jewelry at unbeatable prices. After two years at the Ritz, Brooks Collection Fine Jewelry called home to it’s current location in the iconic square. Today, this must-visit store…


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Full Circle with Eddie LeVian

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Le Vian is a name that needs no introduction. It is instantly recognizable—and often associated with the company’s distinctive Chocolate Diamonds brand. But what many don’t know is how much Le Vian has to offer beyond its sweet signature stones. The company reportedly makes 40,000 pieces a year, including a line of red carpet–style jewelry, one-of-a-kind creations, designs featuring nearly every colored gemstone in the rainbow, and even timepieces. (For more fun facts, read 7 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Le Vian) Below, Eddie LeVian, CEO of the family business, gives us some insight into the world of Le…


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Full Circle: Bill Jones, CEO, Sissy’s Log Cabin

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It all started when Sissy Jones spotted an actual log cabin for sale as she drove along U.S. Highway 79S in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, one day back in 1970. Intrigued, the avid antiques collector pulled off the road, called the number on the sign, and made a life-changing decision: to rent the $50-a-month space. She stocked it with antiques from her own home, and opened Sissy’s Log Cabin for sales and appraisals. Jones soon evolved into jewelry, honing her skills by studying at the Gemological Institute of America, and acquiring an antique jewelry appraiser’s license. Business boomed, and by 1991…


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