Several years ago, I realized that I have a mission in life. The most important mission before any other, is to proclaim the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. And I recognized that as a business owner, I can do just that. Creating jewelry is something I've been doing for over 25 years. As a youngster, I used to take broken chains and similar items to make jewelry. Collecting every little trinket that sparkled in attempt to make something of it was how I passed my time. Fast forward many years later, after working in the corporate world, I returned to making jewelry for a distraction. In just a short period of time I became successful, stocking over eight stores. However, interiorly something was missing. After being away from the practice of my faith for twenty years, I turned my focus back to Christ and His Church. As I grew in my faith and realized how kind and merciful our God is, I started to view secular jewelry as ostentatious, vain, somewhat empty. It was at this point, that I asked God what He wanted me to do with this talent He had given me.
Many hours a week were spent in the Summit, New Jersey shrine praying for guidance. So as scripture says, "Knock and the door will be open..." Well, I did the knocking and God spoke to my heart. The idea to create Catholic jewelry to help foster faith, evangelization and encourage philanthropy was born!