Meet Jennifer Pak, Designer and Founder of Gjenmi Jewelry! She and her fine jewelry line will be at our upcoming shop event FRIDAY SEPT 20 10-2PM. We learned a little about this LA local's life as a business owner and mom.
B+G: What were you doing before the creation of Gjenmi? What prompted you to first start your beautiful jewelry line?
Jennifer: I was working at my family’s printing business for 9 years. I started my jewelry line after my bridesmaid’s gifts (personalized necklaces) became popular with friends.. and friends of friends. . . and here we are.
B+G: You're an LA native, does that influence your designs? If so in what ways does it influence your brand overall?
Jennifer: This actually influences my design and style process a lot. I love layering necklaces and bracelets because LA is HOT and skin is always in. Having a sparkle against a Los Angeles sun kissed skin is one of my favorite inspirations. During our “winter," I love a classic hoop and stacked rings.
B+G: What would you say is your favorite style/piece you've designed so far?
Jennifer: Right now, I’m loving my bracelets. You can’t just have one. Its an easy everyday staple to add to your fine jewelry collection. Favorite combo is the second skin bracelet with the brick bracelet.
B+G: Which 3 words would you say best describes your brand's aesthetic?
Jennifer: Classic. Delicate. Femme.
B+G: How do you juggle being a mom and running your business? What piece of advice would you give offer moms trying to find that balance between their family and career?
Jennifer: Be unapologetic. Have fun. Learn how to prioritize and juggle. It never gets easier and everyone has a different formula but figure yours out and it will happen. There will be constant ebbs and flows of the highs and lows of both your career and family but it really is about what you make it and how you perceive the life you want to live.
B+G: Name some of your favorite activities you like to do to spend quality time with your kids.
Jennifer: I’m pretty low key when it comes to hanging with my kids. I enjoy a good AM park session and then head to Town Pizza or Little Ripper Coffee after for an early lunch or snack. I always try to support our local businesses in NELA so I try to add it to any of our family outings.
shop pieces from Jennifer's gorgeous Gjenmi Jewelry line
in our venice shop this FRIDAY, SEPT 20!