Valentina Juncaj of Vajzë

Tell us about your products. where they are made. who makes them. favorite product features.

They are hand made in the US.

What do you love about your business, your industry.

Love connecting with women and empowering them through design.

Tell us about your design inspiration.

New experiences and cultures, all inspire me.

What advice do you have for other creative entrepreneurs?

Believe in your passion.

Share a favorite quote, a mantra.

You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think.

What's the most common question you get about your business?

"Do you make this?"

Tell us about your process for making + creating.

All designs start with a simple pencil sketch. These then turn into 3D images, which then turn to wax models. From there, they are hand cast into a metal piece, then polished (through several different types of polishing methods) and finally assembled.

What is the best advice you've ever been given and how has it shaped you and your business?

Do what you can with what you have - I have shaped my business based on my resourcefulness.

Tell us how you give back.

Vajzë not only empowers through jewelry and style, but also through social engagements and non profits. We partner with organizations to mentor and support in their efforts to help other woman and girls in need.

How can we learn more about Vajzë?

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