We had the good fortune of connecting with Olivia and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Olivia, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
I wanted to make beautiful engagement rings available at affordable prices without compromise. To feature gemstones in their untouched and natural beauty. Ethically sourced with no harm to the earth. To show that you can have a beautiful ring without overspending. Allowing more freedom to focus on what’s most important and celebrating the love behind the ring.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
It’s definitely been a journey, and not an easy one at times. But this comes with the territory. When building your own brand or company the moments that are the most difficult are what defines you. I believe the key is to never give up and to know your why. The purpose behind your drive, what keeps you going. With my brand I want to leave a positive mark on the world. To stand behind my company with good business practices that make a difference. With a heavy focus on ethical sourcing of our gemstones we work hand in hand with a small group of trusted families who personally mine our beautiful gemstones. Without compromising the earth or the environment.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
There are so many! The beauty of the West coast is unsurpassed. Starting in Bird Rock, I would take them up the Pacific Highway 101. Making a stop to hike up Torrey Pines. The view is a must see! Further up the coast to Cedrose Avenue in Solana Beach for any shopping and coffee.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
To my mom and dad. For their unconditional love and always pushing me to be my best self.

Website: rawbyoliviamar.com
Instagram: instagram.com/rawbyoliviamar
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/olivia-mar-0160421b4
Twitter: twitter.com/rawbyoliviamar
Facebook: facebook.com/rawbyoliviamar
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCH1WDPEnKGxciBSw2XSBtJA
Other: luxebyoliviamar.com oliviamar.com

Image Credits
Angie and Marko Whimsie Photography Anna Kay Photography Geejers Photography

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