Tia S., Owner + Operator
Owner + Operator
Richmond Hill, ON
For Love & Light Jewels Owner + Operator Tia S., it was only four years ago, when she decided to make amethyst and white jade beaded bracelets as thank you gifts for her image-consulting clients. This act of kindness was part of a spiritual journey, a discovery of overwhelming interest in gemstones and crystals, reiki energy, meditation and yoga. Tia sensed the demand for these beautiful, gemstone bracelets was growing. People wanted to share with others the love and light these bracelets possessed, and Love & Light Jewels was born.
Where did the inspiration for your business stem from?
Love & Light Jewels was inspired by the concept of doing and loving what you do, while sharing it with the world in a positive way. I never actually planned to do this business, but when the Universe led me in this direction, I followed. I was pleasantly surprised when I discovered that creating with gemstones/crystals and teaching others about their healing properties was something I enjoyed doing. So in short, I now do what I love and share it’s light with others.
What is your favorite component to your workspace and why?
My favorite component to my workspace is my crystal display. It’s where I store all of my crystal specimens, and every time I look at it, I get lost in its beauty.
What advice would you give to aspiring entrepreneurs?
The advice I would share with any entrepreneur is: invest in yourself. Even when the world doubts you, trust and believe that you have something incredible to offer the world and your talent and expertise is needed by someone. Trust your intuition and believe that the Universe always has a divine plan for you. It won’t steer you in the wrong direction.
What was the most memorable gift you ever received?
The most memorable gift I’ve ever received is my being reunited with my teenaged sweetheart after more than 20 years, just 2 years ago. He moved back to Toronto from London, England, surprised me at work the day before my birthday. When I asked him what he was doing here, he told me that he’s here to stay, with me, forever. Mushy huh? I know! But it’s TRUE!