Author archives: Kristen Lem

Johanne Civil

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Rare, beautiful, and more mysterious than their off-white counterparts, black pearls are recognized by many cultures as a symbol of wisdom, wealth, and prosperity. It is no wonder Johanne Civil named her community of entrepreneurial women of color The Black Pearl Collective.  Its members embody the drive, imagination, and professionalism that spawned th[...]

Mike Nekta

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“Diamonds are a girl’s best friend” is an old saying in this country.  It refers to the relationship and affect it has on women. For decades, women hearts have melted when their love one proposed with a multi-carat diamond engagement ring. The diamond ring sets the mood for beginning families as well as gives a clear fashion statement every time the li[...]