Shine bright.

Gemstones begin as raw materials: shapeless and covered in dirt. 

Through craftsmanship, work and dedication, a person can work that formless rock until more defined facets begin to form. Each angle creates a gorgeous, multidimensional structure that reflects light in a way that mesmerizes us. By the time the rock has transformed to a gemstone, we value it so highly, we pay exorbitant amounts to claim one for ourselves.

New projects, business ventures and relationships can appear to the outside world as formless blobs. 

Life and experience gets us working. We chip away and grind and blow off excess dust in order to create angles and edges that refract light. In relationships, those edges become lessons, wisdom, strength and insight. In business, those edges are our unique brand experience, our values and our voice. 

Inevitably, these lessons - these angles - are what amplify your vision. 

And that shine? It's irresistible.  

Your raw materials are in front of you this very moment. 

Now chisel.

 

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