Creator Tips, Trends And Inspiration

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How the Creator Economy Transforms Online Personalities into Business Owners

Nov 1, 2021 Before the advent of social media, a business owner had to establish their company and build their brand before becoming successful. With the rise of the influencer, many content creators are using their established brands to branch out into business. From makeup to clothing to food, popular content creators are leveraging their social media followings to launch businesses and make money in the creator economy. The following are content creators who have successfully transitioned from content creation to establishing their own creator economy brands. Read More
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How to Find the Best Suppliers for Small Business to Increase Profitability

Nov 1, 2021 In addition to handling day-to-day operations and long-term strategy, small business owners are responsible for finding trustworthy suppliers to do business with — and that's no small task. That's why Pietra vets suppliers for small business owners depending on their specific business needs. With our vast amount of resources and tools, we can help you avoid common problems and find the most profitable solutions for your business. Read More
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Sustainable Brands are winning consumer's loyalty through authencity

Nov 1, 2021 As the world continues to deal with the climate crisis, more consumers are focusing on how they can make better choices in every aspect of their lives, including fashion. Customers are also concerned about the human rights of those who manufacture their clothing, and more of them are starting to buy sustainable, ethically made fashion. These sustainable fashion brands are on the rise with customers looking to minimize their impact while remaining stylish. Read More
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Tips for Designing a Shopify Website

Nov 1, 2021 In 2021, Shopify was home to 1.75 million online retailers. The allure for retailers is that the platform is easy to use and offers features that let you sell, ship, and process payments. It's also easy to integrate with tools such as CRM and email marketing software. Below, this guide will offer you top tips on how to design a memorable Shopify website. Read More
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Inspirational Fashion Brands with a Cult Following to Watch this Fall

Nov 1, 2021 You've probably started a clothing line because you're creative and passionate about sharing your designs with others. Becoming a cult favorite might not be high on your priority list, but having a large customer base does make it easier to keep doing what you love. Read More
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The Four C's: Khoe Jewellery

April 15, 2020 Simplicity and elegance are the two words Khoe Jewelry would use to best explain their jewellery. The designers' original concept for the line was inspired by the Japanese lifestyle Read More
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The Four C's: Le Kadeau

April 8, 2020 Equal parts beautiful, functional, and magical, Le Kadeau, an Italian based jewelry brand, is truly one-of-a-kind. Read More
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The Four C's: Devon Woodhill

March 20, 2020 Designer Melissa Levy has made a name for herself by creating timeless pieces with just enough edge to earn them the title 'statement-maker.' Read More
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The Four C's: Ecksand

March 14, 2020 Since the creation of Ecksand, Erica Bianchini, the creative mind and driving force behind the brand, has challenged the world of fine jewelry with a new take on luxury. Read More
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The Four C's: Eriness Jewelry

March 12, 2020 Eriness Jewelry is happy jewelry. Known for our use of vibrant colors and sparkly diamonds, Eriness strives to uplift and inspire women to have fun with their accessories. Read More
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Pietra: Powering the Passion Economy

March 2, 2020 What if launching a creative business with physical products was as easy as starting a blog or a newsletter? What if the millions of creators currently building their audiences had access to the infrastructure needed to bring their vision to life in 30 days or less? This is what we aim to deliver with the Pietra's Creator Initiative. Read More
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The Four C's: Hestia Jewels

February 13, 2020 Hestia Jewels creates fine jewelry with the purpose of reminding us how much we are loved by those around us: our partners, friends, and family. Read More
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The Four C's: Annie James

February 3, 2020 Annie James' mission is simple, but possibly the most powerful of all designers: Make a statement, save a life. As part of the designer's recovery from thyroid cancer, she designed her collection to promote awareness for the disease she had battled. Read More
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The Four C's: JUULS JUULS

January 29, 2020 A native of the diamond city (aka Antwerp), Julie De Cuyper founded JUULS JUULS in 2015 in hopes of filling the gap between high, fine jewelry and fast fashion. And we, in our humble opinion, think she's done all that and more. Read More
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The Four C's: Futaba Hayashi

January 27, 2020 Futaba had one goal when creating a jewelry brand: to create a collection that mirrored the designer's personal goals: "to live minimally and simplistically while holding one's spiritual power in symbolic form close to oneself." Read More
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The Four C's: KBH Jewels

January 10, 2020 KBH Jewels is an NYC-based luxury jewelry brand made using only environmentally and socially conscious diamonds. These unique diamonds are cultivated in greenhouses, not mined from the Earth, and are paired with reclaimed and recycled precious metals. Read More
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The Four C's: Marco Dell'Omo

December 30, 2019 Marco Dell'Omo launched his eponymous fine jewelry line in 2017, without any formal experience. But you'd never be able to tell. His highly technical process make his planetary inspired pieces look look works of art. Read More
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The Four C's: Isa Foxx

December 27, 2019 "I'm not trying to sell stuff that is going to go in and out and in and out. I'm trying to make a brand that's forever." Read More
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The Four C's: Marie Mas

December 16, 2019 One of my favorite things about Marie Mas jewelry is its inherent ability to transform. What may look like a simple ring, with a different touch of light, because an entirely different color and shape, thanks to her highly technical, and yes, patented, ways of designing. Read More
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The Four C's: Sophie D'Agon

December 9, 2019 Sophie d'Agon is a new brand of jewelry. At its head, Sophie, in her forties, has a journey through fashion of over twenty years alongside true monuments: Hermès, Prada and Saint Laurent. Read More
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The Four C's: Berlinger Jewelry

November 26, 2019 As one of the first masculine engagement ring companies, Berlinger believes jewelry can empower consumers, and push social boundaries. Read More
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The Four C's: Love Darling

August 18, 2019 For Elisabeth, the brains behind With Love Darling, the act of giving is as paramount as what you are giving. Read More
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The Four C's: Lee Jones Collection

August 12, 2019 Perhaps it is because Lee Ann is a wife, mother, former attorney and designer, she understands first hand the needs of busy women. "It is important to me that every piece in the collection is wearable for women on the go." Read More
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The Four C's: PLAITLY

August 9, 2019 Caroline Quinio of PLAITLY strives to push boundaries and create forms and textures in her jewelry that are enriched by a blend of virtual and physical techniques. Read More
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The Four C's: Niza Huang

August 9, 2019 Bridging the gap between fashion and craft, London-based jewellery designer and maker Niza Huang crafts original pieces with a distinctive aesthetic. Read More
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The Four C's: Selin Kent

August 6, 2019 Selin Kent's attention to architectural form and appreciation of gems lends her pieces to have the perfect juxtaposition of edgy and sophisticated. Read More
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The Four C's: ISSAI

August 5, 2019 If you're looking for a piece of jewelry made with passion, look no further than the pieces created by ISSAI, the Mexican designer whose passion for giving back to his heritage is equal to his passion for fine jewelry. Read More
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The Four C's: Larkspur and Hawk

August 3, 2019 Meeting Emily Satloff is like meeting the nicest know-it-all you've ever met. She's seemingly an expert at all things jewelry related: whether it's history, facts about stones, or technique. Read More
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The Four C's: Kimai

August 1, 2019 The founders of Kimaii, a fine jewelry brand straight from Anterwerp, has a lofty goal. And it's not simply to create the next it-ring. Read More
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The Four C's: ARK Fine Jewelry

July 30, 2019 A yoga and meditation fanatic, Korman's fine jewelry process began in India, where she learned all about the Vedic understanding of gemstones. Read More
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The Four C's: Jamie Wolf

July 29, 2019 A former ballerina with the New York City Ballet, Wolf began making jewelry backstage and selling pieces to fellow dancers before her pieces landed in the TK of the likes of Bergdorf Goodman. Read More
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The Fact Is: Lab Grown Diamonds

July 23, 2019 They say bigger is better, but is that true even if your diamond is… grown? Read More
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It's a Funny Story: Decoding Chanel's Obsession with Lions

July 9, 2019 Set foot inside Coco Chanel's apartment at 31 Rue Cambon in Paris and you'll immediately feel like you've gone through a time machine. Read More
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Pietra: Diamond & Custom Fine Jewelry Marketplace

May 8, 2019 Today, I'm excited to announce Pietra. Pietra is a marketplace that connects the world's best jewelers and jewelry designers with people looking to create their own custom fine jewelry. Whether you're in the market for a diamond engagement ring. Read More