Monday, June 1, 2009

The Spotlight: Darrell Roach Designs

Darrell Roach Designs creates beautiful jewelry and presenting someone with his work of art in the form of rings, necklaces and earrings would gain ohhhhss and ahhhhhs from the recipient. These unique pieces are handmade by Darrell Roach himself and his inspiration is the curves of women. Here are a couple of his designs:

Swimming C's earrings

Joany Page Roach necklace

From the horse's mouth (i.e from Darrell Roach's etsy page)
I have made and designed jewelry for many fabulous people and I would like to design for you next. From Super Models to Super Moms I can make your jewelry look fabulous. Darrell Roach Designs is a full service Fashion and Fine Jewelry Design and Manufacture House. From a simple copper bangle to a 3 carat Platinum wedding band we can make it for you.

Get to know the person behind the business
I had the chance to interview Mr. Roach and here's an excerpt from that interview.

Darrell Roach and me in front of his Wall of Fame, which included photos of America's Next Top Model Winner Eva Pigford in his wares and media articles. Check out the beautiful necklace I am wearing- a Darrell Roach original, of course.

Type of Business: Jewelry

Website/Blog/Best way to contact: &

Experience: 10 years

Career Advice:Work hard and let God guide you, Praise Him for the beauty that he does through you and never let that be changed or kept quiet because of the though that you won't be accepted.

Business Founded (year): June 4, 1999 Incorporated 2006

Essential Business philosophy: When things go wrong look for the open road

Toughest business decision: Work or Home

Biggest missed opportunity:Not going to a Tommy Hilfiger Fundraiser

Biggest business lesson learned:The biz is what you do not who you are.

Mentors:Cheryl Orrahood, Robert Venguechea, Alfred Ward, Allison Love.

Greatest passions: Jewelry, Art, GOD.

Favorite quote: Go the extra Mile!!

Most influential book: Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill, Success through a positive mental Attitude by Napoleon Hill

What was your most favorite gift received: Nina Ricci Vintage Glasses 1966 from Hope Nichols

What sets your brand apart from competitors: No one does Darrell Roach like Darrell Roach there is no competition.

What are the next steps for your company: Going International and National on purpose one more time!! New format new Agency, New Manager, New purpose, tear down and rebuild a new house only keeping the good bricks.

Anything else you would like to add: Success is open ended not a specific canned destination the biggest thing that you have to do is never give up the vi son even when it is not working because theory and vision are perfect it is just the human factor that has to be adjusted. It took me 10 years to become a known designer, I lost a wife, a house and even went hungry many nights, I cried in between and in the midst of some of my greatest success because they were not financial and I was in distress. I have seen night where I looked at my work on TV and could not afford to eat and I would not change any of it. God gave me a talent and if I have nothing else i will show what God has given me regardless of how much it does or does not pay me. All things have a purpose in our journeys we have to stay in tune with the journeys accept them and work through them with undying faith. When the business is failing hold on that is your baby and it is never going to be perfect but because it may be off at a particular moment you can not through it away, love it it will grow up. Henry Ford went bankrupt 10 times before he made his first car( Think about it).

Fun Facts about jewelry/stones

  • We have to mine over 100 tons of the earth's crust to get one Diamond large enough to cut a fine one carat gem!

  • Over one million Diamonds are mined to get that one gemstone!

  • The largest Pearl ever found weighs over 14 pounds!

  • Fine Emeralds were believed to be good for the eyes and engravers used to use them to stare into when their eyes grew fatigued.

  • Opals bring wisdom and good fortune. It was believed that they were pieces of Heaven that got knocked down during violent thunderstorms.

  • Karat refers to purity of Gold. Pure Gold is 24 karat and 14 karat gold (14k) is 14 parts gold out of 24.

  • A Ruby is a red Sapphire.
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