Designer Sterling Silver was born sometime in the 1990’s. Prior to this time there was "The Gold Mine". This predecessor of Designer Sterling Silver was in the business of selling both Sterling Silver Jewelry AND 14k Gold. This was a small business enterprise with just two people. Mary Elizabeth, the Founder and Vera, our head salesperson. At that time the co-owners of the Brand and Company were selling Gold and Silver Jewelry at small shows within the various Telephone Companies and sponsored by their "Pioneer Organizations", which were and are volunteer organizations made up of Telephone Company employees. Check out the TPA and the ITPA websites for more information on these great organizations. We also sold at Hospitals and Large Corporations in the same manner, always helping one organization or another of volunteers.
In this way we were able to share and or give back some of our sales revenue to these deserving organizations at the same time offer Telephone Employees great prices on Sterling Silver Jewelry.
In the 2000’s though, Telephone Operators and the overall number of employees necessary to support our Phone Systems across the USA became less and less with the digital age coming on.
In the late summer of 2009 we went to visit some of the manufacturers whom our suppliers have used for years and made some direct connections. This allowed us to charge the consumer even less in addition to not having “Brick and Mortar” stores’ rent etc. In addition we were able to increase the quality of each and every item we design and sell.