When I was older, I decided to become a teacher in Philadelphia. Everything was different than when I was in school, and I rapidly burnt out. My teaching career was cut short due to an injury at work. During this period, I explored jewelry design while resting on the couch for months. I've always wanted to own a business. My parents were both entrepreneurs. During those months at home, I realized that jewelry was my true calling and love. In the months that followed, I enrolled in a class at Philadelphia's University of the Arts. From there, I taught myself over time. I started with silver and then moved on to gold. I'd always wanted to design items using gold and diamonds, but I couldn't afford to purchase such materials at the time. Following my grandmother's death, I was able to develop the brand I had been visualizing all along.