Startup Stories: Posh and Stone

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What does Posh and Stone do? Tell us about your entrepreneurial product or service.

Posh and Stone offers Artisan jewelry composed of vibrant semi-precious stones, Fair Trade Beads from across the Globe, and precious metals.

What inspired you to launch Posh and Stone?

At the early age of 5, I began working with my father, a contractor, building things with wood. A spark was born, or should I say a spark was ignited, as creativeness runs in my family. I started sketching furniture, then designing interiors and clothing, then finally jewelry. My early aspirations were to be a fashion designer. Along with that, interior design became a passion. I ended up later, completing an interior design course. All along my obsession with designing jewelry was a constant.

I began creating jewelry in middle school, and every time I wore a piece, my classmates wanted it, I ended up giving a lot of it away. When I was in high school, I began selling my creations to family and friends. I continued to create designs throughout college, selling them at markets.

After college, I began teaching and was known as a fashionista. I was wearing jewelry to work that I created. Teachers and parents started asking me to make jewelry for them. I started a little jewelry business and sold jewelry for decades.

Several years ago, when I couldn’t find bracelets with the right color combinations to match my wardrobe, I decided to create a line of gemstone jewelry called Posh and Stone. Posh and Stone was born out of my love of design. Over the years, my passion for making jewelry has manifested itself into a love of semi-precious gemstones, mixing colors, themes, textures, sizes and shapes, and including other materials such as leather and metals.

What problem does Posh and Stone solve?

I created a brand that has a unique and uplifting spirit, inspired by both nature and a love of style. I feel jewelry is powerful and can influence the way you feel. It is our goal to make you smile and feel good, while looking fabulous.

What has been your biggest challenge starting Posh and Stone and how are you working to overcome it?

My biggest challenge is getting my brand recognized and getting customers to my website. I am on social media advertising and I do trade shows regularly.

Give us one word that people might use to describe you.

Stylish

What milestone do you hope Posh and Stone will have surpassed one year from now?

I hope to have a team of people working with me and to be in several boutiques and retail stores one year from now.

How has Project Eve helped you and orPosh and Stone?

Project Eve has given me inspiration and a lot of great ideas to be successful.

Give us an insider tip that relates to your industry or the startup story for Posh and Stone

Pay attention to the fashion trends for inspiration.

The 411 on Posh and Stone:

Company Name: Posh and Stone
Website: http://www.poshandstone.com
Posh and Stone was founded in:
2013
Posh and Stone is located in:
Farmington Hills, Michigan
Follow Posh and Stone on social media here:
https://twitter.com/AngelaAnthony
https://www.facebook.com/poshandstone/?ref=hl

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