Bringing joy to your jewelry since 2009
In 2009, after a 20-year career in business I decided to create and sell my own jewelry collection.
With great passion, a masters degree in business and a little naivete, I followed a dream. I was born into a family of lawyers (that were all creative but went to law school). No one ever told me you could make a business out of being creative. In my family, if you didn’t have an undeniable talent (think Picasso), you went to law school. So off I went to undergrad with the plan to attend law school after. Upon completion of my four year degree, I decided to get my masters in business before attending law school. At the same time I started working for a telecommunications company and quickly learned I was a natural salesperson ... go figure. I was only 22-years-old and thought I would stay a few years before law school. It went so well, I ended up making it a 20-year career. In that time, I got married, had 3 great kids, traveled the country and learned so much about business and the world.
When I finally left in 2008, I had been thinking about doing something in fine jewelry for years. I loved the smaller independent designers with handmade collections. And I dreamed of making my own.
I took a year off, and during that time, took metalsmith classes. One of the teachers was also a master gemologist and metalsmith, and he agreed to take me on as an understudy for a year. During that time, he taught me all about wax carving, soldering, casting, setting stones and the business of jewelry.
I slowly started putting together my first collection with the theme of flowers. When that first small collection was complete, I presented the collection to a local store owned by two amazing women! They encouraged me to apply to a show in NYC, where stores from around the country come to pick up new collections and buy from current collections. I applied and was accepted to that show, and I have never looked back. That was almost ten years ago!
Until 2017, I considered myself a wholesaler. A designer who would sell to the stores and then they would sell to you. When I started ten years ago no one dreamed that you would ever be able to sell fine jewelry online, so designers either had to open their own stores or sell to existing stores.
Well, times have certainly changed! Social media has allowed for direct interaction between customers and businesses, and jewelry websites are now more common. All of this has made it easier for the customer to explore their options, make better, more informed decisions about purchases and see full collections without having to go into a brick and mortar store.
In 2017, I decided to stop pursuing new stores and go full force online. I loved doing trunk shows at the stores, and it made me realize how much I was missing my clients (pssst that’s you)! I love interacting with people, helping them find pieces they love, creating custom pieces, hearing their stories and being part of their joy.
Now, clients email, call, reach out through social media or find us in person. It’s been so lovely interacting directly with people from all over the world! It’s amazing to me how many of you have found Lauren Sigman Jewelry!
As we continue to grow and strive to meet the needs of our clients, I will be adding more curated pieces, new designers and always new pieces for my personal collection. My team has grown as well! I now have the most amazing wax caver, two incredible bench jewelers and Metalsmiths, and a back-of-house team that helps keep this company running smooth. I hope you stay along for the ride!
I currently live in Winter Park, Florida with my husband of 25 years, our youngest son who’s still in high school (my other two kids are in college) and my constant companion, little love, attention seeking, high maintenance office dog, Daisy.