Hi! My name is Dacia.
I am the face behind AVA AVE. I am a wife, mom, and marketing professional by day, and a jewelry making, side hustling, entrepreneur by night.
Before jumping into the why behind starting AVA AVE, I want to say, THANK YOU! Without you, your support, and your encouragement my dream of providing for my family by doing something that I truly love and enjoy, would still only be a dream. So, from the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU!
Now that the mushy gushy is out of the way...
Like a lot of good things, AVA AVE was born out of struggle, frustration, and disappointment.
Before you raise an eyebrow and wrinkle your forehead in confusion, let me explain.
I have sensitive skin, which unfortunately means I react to certain types of metals. In the past I could only wear solid gold piercings, otherwise my skin would become red, irritated, and sometimes painful. Consequently, I struggled to find affordable jewelry (solid gold is expensive!) that wouldn’t bother my sensitive skin.
I am an active person. I’m a mom, I like to work out, I enjoy water activities. So, when I would buy jewelry from well-respected retailers and the pieces would start tarnishing after a few months of use, I became really frustrated. I always tried hard to take my jewelry off before taking a shower, getting in the pool, and washing my hands, but for some reason the pieces wouldn’t hold up.
I got my first taste of hope when I discovered gold-filled nose rings. If I could wear a gold-filled nose ring for months, even years, at a time without the product irritating my skin or tarnishing, it almost seemed too good to be true. Unfortunately, my excitement didn’t last long and quickly turned into disappointment when I couldn’t find any other gold-filled jewelry that fit my modern, minimalistic style.
So, as I was saying before, out of these struggles, frustrations, and disappointments, AVA AVE was born. I decided to take matters into my own hand and started making my own affordable, gold-filled jewelry, in a modern minimalistic style.
At first, I didn’t plan on selling anything, but after receiving some positive feedback from family and friends, I decided to just go for it, and created this shop so I could share this jewelry with anyone else who could benefit from it. I have always dreamed of providing for my family by doing something that I truly love and enjoy, and here was this opportunity knocking at my front door!
Now back to the mushy gushy. If you made it this far, THANK YOU! I so appreciate you taking the time to learn more about AVA AVE. If you have any thoughts, questions, or just want to say hi, please reach out!