Retailer Spotlight is our series featuring clothing and accessory brands that may not be household names, but are exciting, fashion forward and chic and perfect for the curvy ladies this magazine caters to. This week we had the chance to sit down with Patricia Caruso of Teece Torre, home of beautiful custom made jewelry.
Tell us about your company. How it got started and the jewelry you make.
Teece Torre Jewelry got started as a birthday present for a good friend. In between directing commercials, I had some free time. I wanted to give my close friend something special. I always had an idea for a huge multi-strand bracelet of gemstones, but could never find the exact one I was craving: a multi-strand gemstone bracelet that fit like a cuff. So, I figured out how to make one by trial and error. I used coral beads from an antique necklace I had and made one for her. When she opened the present, there was silence in the room and everyone started asking me about the bracelet. I left the party with two orders for gemstone bracelets, one amethyst and one garnet.
What makes Teece Torre jewelry special compared to other custom jewelry lines?
Teece Torre jewelry is absolutely custom made. Each piece is one-of-a-kind in gemstone placement and the randomness of beads. The customer can make requests for any changes and collaborate with me on their very special piece. I make pieces from photographs or a simple idea a client may have. My pieces are reasonably priced so everyone can wear real gemstones.