I thought it is important that you know how our jewerly is made and the many steps taken in that process to get the finely detailed pieces created from Peter Stone. It will open your eyes as it did mine.
When I first started selling jewelry I was a trader only. I always purchased neatly packaged and some not so neatly packaged jewelry off the shelf like the many visitors to Thailand.
Jewelry just grew on trees! It was always … Just There for the picking.
Not much though given to anything but what was in front of my eyes. Jewelry was jewelry and it always looked silvery and shiny. Always ready to wear. I never once in the first few years considered how it was made, where is came form, who was involved in the process, who was benefiting from the profits on the seller side…. the people who made the jewelry, how they lived, were treated and the lives they lived… Never Occurred to me…
Well that just simply never occurs to most people. I was no different in my thinking…
Until One day I went to a new seller in Bangkok and upon entering the office were 3 girls sitting with pliers and what appeared to be thousands for French wire earring hooks. To my realization and amazement: someone had to out each one on by hand. Thousands of these tiny hooks….. OMG I thought: A lot of time! a lot of effort… opening, hooking – twisting – closing
Eye Opener… Thought Provoking moment… I thought if this is only the ear wires what about the rest of the jewelry… Turns out the Earrings wires were just the Proverbial: tip of the Iceberg!
who drew the design, who carved the design, who cast, finished , polished, set the stones.. who carefully checked every fine detail… thousands and thousands of pieces of jewelry? Who Does ALL that work and….. All that work that goes in to one small piece of Jewelry!!! How does one get a High end piece of Jewelry to be so Beautiful!
There are secrets!