Written By Cyntia Miglio - July 17 2021
This year we are celebrating 5 years of Cyntia Miglio Jewellery. It is five well invested years of my life into my dreams.
I don't think I understood how fast we were growing until I was extremely busy and did not know how to even start my days - Emails? Designs? Shipping? Repairs? Meetings? - the list was never ending.
I really saw the need for a small team to help me further execute my vision. Cyntia Miglio Jewellery is my baby and sometimes it's hard to let go and see it grow, even though that is what we all want as business owners.
Since the beginning I have worked with artisans and family owned businesses in Jaipur, India. They were the ones that helped me develop my 1st collection in 2016 and we continue to work making handcrafted jewellery up until now.
I also made the majority of the pieces myself in the first collection but it became hectic since we started growing and shipping all over the world. I needed help, but I was afraid of the whole process of finding the right people, it would take sometime.
Chatting with very good friends in the industry they suggested to me that it was time to delegate, escalate and build a support team locally to help expand the company.
In March 2020, we started working with local partners. We were growing our fine jewellery side of the business and I needed skilled people in Toronto to bring my ideas to life. Our custom jewellery line also needed support as well and I started to look for artisans to assist me on developing my collections.
What's amazing about building something locally and sustainable is that I can be so close to the creative process from start to finish.
This gave me the ability to create more. Since we transitioned into making jewellery locally I started to meet more amazing creators that were closer to me geographically.
I found my people. The ones that were committed to their work and constantly strived to make something beautiful.
I always wanted to have a brand that was special, something unique and curated, something that people would aspire to have and make a decision to purchase because it meant something to them.
For the future I am hoping to continue working with our local artisans as well as artisans from around the world. Each region is known for a certain level of craftsmanship and expertise. It’s fascinating to discover.Remember that the good things in life are worth your time and dedication.
Creating is a journey where time and possibilities always walk together.