Having been born into an entrepreneurial family in South Africa, there was a strong desire to succeed at an early age. I was influenced by three generations working in the fashion industry, and was fortunate to meet International designers who have a flare for fashion. Modeling shoes, handbags and French clothing for our families business, added a further interest in style and changing trends. My family immigrated to Denver Colorado and I realized the opportunities for success were endless.
After graduating with a marketing degree, I left Denver and moved to Los Angeles, California, and started my career. I represented top International and Domestic designers, selling jewelry to some of the most elite stores around the country. Working with many brands, I got to exhibit at major industry trade shows, styled some A-listers, marketed to a variety of stores, and traveled to Italy to see firsthand how jewelry is manufactured. What I did not know at the time, was a referral into the jewelry industry would later translate into the start of my own jewelry company, Bella Leigh in 2013.
I continued to explore my creative side, and went on to receive my interior design license from The Interior Design Academy in Australia.
With over 25 years of experience in all facets of the jewelry industry, my insurmountable resources and relationships have enabled me to hand pick and curate a selection of eclectic, fine, and high end faux jewelry from many top designers around the globe. I continue to keep my merchandise fresh and on trend with what’s new and in style, and work tirelessly to make my clients feel chic, stylish and different with a slight edge. Whether you have a red carpet event, a cocktail party, lunch with the girls, going to the gym or a desire to enhance or accessorize an outfit, we do it all.
“I believe less is more” – Tracey Shindler