Marie Myers is giving away three stackable rings to one lucky FOF. Enter to win by answering in the comments below: Do you like to stack your rings, or wear one per finger?
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Twelve years ago, almost-FOF Marie Myers, a finance executive, started a side business making jewelry. “I was always interested in fashion–my grandmother and mother were both dressmakers but encouraged me to do something more lucrative, which is why I went into finance. For my corporate job I traveled often and collected new jewelry wherever I went,” says Marie. “When I started creating my own pieces, my friends encouraged me to sell them.” Marie began selling jewelry from her home in Texas–at first, she received mostly bridal orders, and eventually her line got picked up by a local Saks.
But, as many FOFs would attest, life didn’t follow an uninterrupted. The birth of her first child put her jewelry business on hold for a few years. (“I couldn’t keep beads and small pieces around my home with an infant,” she says.) In the meantime, Marie got a masters in business (her fourth degree), wrote a formal business plan for her jewelery company and redefined her market as the economy tanked. In 2010 she relaunched her business as Marie Bruns Jewelry (Bruns is her married name). She sells her pieces online and through trunk shows.
Marie says her line is based on the “eclectic layered look” with signature pieces such as her multi-strand “messy” pearl necklace and stackable rings made from real gemstones set in gold Vermeil. “My line is for professional women who want to be able to buy new pieces every year to add to their jewelry wardrobe at an affordable price,” says Marie.
Her jewelry business’s second coming is already seeing success. Marie was named a 2011 “Texas’ Next Top Designer” and her pieces will be featured in InStyle magazine this spring. Meanwhile she still holds her finance position, and this February, 43-year-old Marie is expecting twins. Move over Sarah Jessica Parker–we don’t know how she Marie does it.
Enter to win three stackable rings from Marie Bruns Jewelry by answering in the comments below: Do you like to stack your rings, or wear one per finger?