When I graduated from UCLA with a degree in Math and Economics, I planned on taking a different path in life. I entered the corporate world of mortgage lending and later married my college sweetheart whose family has been manufacturing costume jewelry for decades.
In 2008, I joined the family jewelry business full time. Early on, I got a glimpse of true entrepreneurialism and learned that building quality products at affordable prices, while delivering superior customer service was the key to happy customers. While it was great, I wasn't fulfilled. Something was missing. I longed to create a brand I could call my own, while combining my family’s expertise in jewelry with something I love.
Life happens and before I knew it, I was raising two young toddlers. I took a hiatus to focus on my kids while struggling with both my entrepreneurial spirit to create beautiful products and desire to contribute to our family income. My focus was on the home, while my heart stirred with a desire to build my own unique product line that fused my love of fragrance with the family’s jewelry business.
By May 2013, I could wait no longer. It was time to take action. I called a dear friend who shared my love for scented products and we co-founded the JewelScent brand. Unfortunately, she had to resign within our first year to tend to personal health issues, but remains a close friend to the company.
Fast forward to February 2015 when we held our first JewelScent leadership conference - an intimate gathering of women that shared my entrepreneurial spirit and love of JewelScent's products. After hearing stories of their personal journeys, it was then that I realized my vision was coming to fruition. Not only am I creating a brand, I am creating opportunities for women to be part of a community while achieving rewards, recognition and income. Today, we are blessed with a wonderful team and a vibrant consultant organization.
I'm so grateful for the opportunity to share JewelScent with you. I hope that JewelScent highlights your good days and brightens the bad ones. Thank you for being a part of our journey.
-Sara Nguyen (Co-Founder of JewelScent)