MY STORY

WHY I STARTED SET TO SHINE

During my time in college, I majored in environmental studies. Through my courses, I constantly learned about the devastation going on in the world, and as a human, I can see the devastation that is happening around us. I have always wanted to help fix these problems but felt so lost in ways I can help. But I have forgotten that doing something is a whole lot more than doing nothing. For this reason, I wanted to take steps towards being part of the solution rather than the problem.

 

I have been making jewelry since I was 10 years old, it has been my creative outlet for a long time. I wanted to combine my passion for jewelry with making a difference. Set to Shine Jewelry is my small way of facilitating the change I want to see in the world. Every month I choose an organization/charity to donate 20 % of my profits from selling my jewelry to. I always make sure to keep my customers updated on our organization of the month, detailing how much their purchase has donated as well as sharing information about the organization. Click here to read about this months organization! 

 

Set to Shine started as a side business while I was graduating and finding a job. For about a year, I worked at an Environmental Watershed Protection Agency as a GIS Technician. As of recently, I was able to quit my job and make jewelry full time! This could not be possible without the support and love from amazing people like you; thank you for being here! 

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ABOUT MY JEWELRY

I take pride in creating handcrafted, unique pieces that are inspired by my journey, the places I’ve been and the things I love. I want to create jewelry that is perfect for all of life’s moments. Whether you want to feel beautiful and powerful with my whimsical and larger than life pieces or are looking for delicate and simple piece that you can grab on your way out the door, I want to create it for you!

 

I make my gold jewelry with mostly 18k gold plated materials and occasionally, brass. I use 18k gold plated materials because this thin layer of gold is durable and tarnish resistant. Opting for a gold plating rather than a gold fill allows my products to have accessible prices, while maintaining high quality.

 

The same quality goes for my silver pieces made from a mix of sterling silver and rhodium. Both my silver and gold jewelry are hypoallergenic and nickel free!