My name is Kim Gibson and I have been a direct importer of jewelry for over 17 years. I am minority owned, being a women based business and conducted business for 10 years under the name "The Silver Source".
Most all of the stones that I have that are set in sterling silver are either natural or semi-presious stones, I have always preferred that to the lab-created stones. Although I always have a wide variety of stones, I usually do not mass produce individual items, which is why you see only one of each item available.
Through the years silver prices have increased drastically, selling in the wholesale market for 10 years I noticed many of the countries do not regulate the quality of their merchandise and sometimes even when there is a 925 stamp on the items, other metals are mixed in. I am very careful with the factories that I do business with, I have dealt with the same ones for many years, since I sell in many large name retail locations quality if very important to me.
Most all of the chains that I sell are either from Italy or made with Italian equipment. In my opinion Italian chains are the best, they have a shine that you do not get from other chains.
I have enjoyed a great life, doing something that I love for years. For any of you out there that would like the opportunity to do the same, I am creating a line of jewelry that I will mass produce and I am going to create a cataloge, this will allow you to buy the line at an affordable price and start your own business. This should be ready to launch by next spring, I would be glad to talk with you have help you get started, so feel free to call anytime 816-215-4390.