Thursday, November 1, 2007 and Personalized Photo Jewelry

Blogging????? Should I waste my time???? Will anyone really read what I have to say???? I guess we'll just wait and see.

I am co-owner of a jewelry company called We are jewelry manufacturers of personalized jewelry. We started off in the late 90's making pendants that people wear around their necks and engraving customers photographs onto them with our engraving machinery. I never expected this big of a response, but around 10-12 years later, we're still making them for our customers and you can find them on our website and retail stores throughout the USA. We originally started making the holographic pendants which are a little difficult to see at all angles, then we came out with a new color laser process which you see to your left. It's a really nice gift for newborns, loved ones, weddings etc.

We started getting requests to have the photos be put inside lockets. In case you didn't know, lockets are basically pendants but they have a hinge and open and close like a door. It seems that putting photos in lockets is a bit of a pain for the "average joe". You have to find someone to size down the photo, then you have to trace around it with the template that the manufacture may or may not provide, then you have to pray to "whomever" that you have a steady and and a good scissor to cut around the paper picture, then hope it fits. Sounds stressful to me. Another problem is that you have to take the locket off before you shower or bathe because the picture may get ruined. aghhh.. Anyway, we came up with the perfect solution for this. Lets laser the photos inside making it permanent! It seems so simple. This makes the photo absolutely editable. We can remove the backgrounds, move people close together, remove unwanted object, fix your hair on a bad hair day. AND!!!! The quality is excellent. It's waterproof and scratch proof. It's really a keepsake that can be treasured forever and past down, and I'm not just saying that. People are purchasing them every single day and are absolutely loving them. It feels good to be part of a solution to a problem that has been probably going o for 100's of years. Lockets have been around for 100's of years, so I could imagine what my great great grandmother did at the time. We now offer a bunch of 14k gold and Sterling silver ockets that can be purchased with or without photos on our site. I've hand selected most of them, so I consider myself somewhat of a locket guru. Here is the link to them: lockets

Well, that's all for my post for now. I'm going to try and post as much as possible and maybe post some of our newer. It's actually a little soothing for me. I'm pretty experienced in the jewelry industry so if anyone has any questions just let me know.


maguen said...

Hi, my name is Aaron and I am from South America.

I see you have a lot of experience in the jewelry industry.

Since at the end of your blog you said that anyone could ask you a question about the jewelry Business, I am going to go ahead and I hope you can help me in that.

I want to start a new business and I saw the metaza mpx-80 witch it can print a picture in a pendant or a similar item, but I really liked the idea of printing a color picture in the article, I think that is a much nicer idea and I was wondering how do you do that process, I mean I have read a lot of things over the internet about placing a picture in a pendant, and I read about a way to do so by printing on a paper and then with a press heating machine transferring the color picture on the item, but I think you do it with a different process, can you explain that process to me and how it is done, also with what kind of machinery and if the are expensive to get.

Thank you very much in advance for your help if you decide to answer my question

Please if you can send the response to my email address I will appreciate very much:

Best regards.

Aaron L.

tarah said...

not only did it take months to recieve my custom order, my $200 pendant was ruined. the work was awful, the bale was lost or broken and replaced with a cheap flimsy one, and the pendant was bent. it was sent back for repair and it's been additional months and i can't even get an email response to any communication i have sent. i spent around $170 dollars with this company in addition to the $200 i spent on the vintage one of a kind piece. very unprofessional business. i suggest everyone take their business elsewhere.

Christophers Stephen said...

I bought grooms gifts for my wedding and Daniel Schifter promised me a 15% discount, its been 3 months dozens of emails back and forth, still no discount and the workmanship of the Saint Christopher's i ordered suck, they look like i bought them from a vending machine, like the ones form the dog stores that engrave the address and name of your dog, STAY AWAY!!!!!