Hand-Stamped, Keepsake Jewelry Drives Growth at The Vintage Pearl
TULSA, Okla., Dec. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Jewelry trends come and go, but timeless keepsake jewelry is forever. The Vintage Pearl has seen double digit sales growth each year for the last five years by making sentimental, personalized jewelry that is classic, beautifully crafted and hand-stamped to capture memories of loved ones and special times.
The company, founded in 2007 by Erin Edwards, started as a hobby and grew to a home-based business. Edwards, a stay-at-home mom who had been looking for a creative outlet, taught herself to make hand-stamped jewelry. It became such a passion that she soon began selling it on eBay and Etsy.com and eventually launched www.thevintagepearl.com.
Her use of high-quality materials and exclusive, hand-drawn designs and her commitment to handcrafting each piece kept the orders flowing. In 2010 she opened her first retail location in Tulsa, Okla. Today, The Vintage Pearl employs more than 50 people in its new 8,200-square-foot studio and retail locations in Tulsa and Edmond, Okla.
“Even though we’ve grown, our commitment to making every piece by hand from start to finish in our studio has never changed. Every letter is individually stamped and hand-molded, making each piece a true one-of-a-kind,” said founder and owner Edwards. “We often hear from our customers about how their unique, personalized gifts touch the hearts of moms, new brides, bridal parties, deployed military and others who receive them with love.”
Created with raw sterling silver, Swarovski crystals and freshwater pearls, the handmade items are made to order with names, initials and meaningful symbols and typically ship within 10-15 days. Ready-to-ship items, perfect for last-minute gifts for any occasion, leave the studio in three to five days. Most pieces range from $50-$100.
This year, The Vintage Pearl introduced Heart & Soul, a wholesale line, allowing retailers across the country to carry meaningful ready-made pieces.
About The Vintage Pearl
The Vintage Pearl creates unique and personalized hand-stamped jewelry and keepsakes. Each one-of-a-kind piece is handcrafted from start to finish in the company’s Tulsa, Okla., studio using raw sterling silver, freshwater pearls and Swarovski crystals. The company was founded in 2007 by Erin Edwards, a stay-at-home mom who taught herself to create hand-stamped jewelry as a creative outlet. After selling her personalized jewelry and keepsakes on eBay and Etsy, Edwards launched www.thevintagepearl.com in 2009 and opened her first retail location in Tulsa in 2010. Now with one studio and a second store (opened in 2012) in Edmond, Okla., The Vintage Pearl’s creations are sold nationally through its website and other select retailers. For more information, visit www.thevintagepearl.com or www.facebook.com/thevintagepearl.
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