Reija Eden was featured as one of the Mompreneurs by the ParentingOC magazine.
Reija Eden Jewelry
Mom to (Cameron (15), Carissa (10), Cade (6)
Business Founded in 2008
What inspired you to become a mompreneur?
My dad and my grandmother from my mom’s side were entrepreneurs, so I think it’s in my blood. I still remember the time my dad left his day job to start his own company. I thought it was amazing, but scary. I told myself I wanted to be like him. I got laid off from my job in the tumultuous mortgage business when my daughter was two. I founded my company to show my children that women can have their own company and still care for their family.
How do you de-stress from the pressures of raising a child…and a business?
I’m lucky because I really enjoy what I do. Jewelry making is a stress relief for me. Now that the children are older, I have more time to devote to my business. Our schedules are so crazy with all three being in sports/activities, but we find a way to get it all done.
How do your kids feel about your business?
Our daughter thinks it’s fun that mom makes jewelry. She has her own set of tools and likes to make different things herself.
How do you juggle mom-time and business-time?
I work as much as I can when the children are in school and at night after dinner and homework is done. I also get up really early in the morning to catch up on emails and get my day going before it’s time to wake up the children and get them ready for school.
Tips for other mompreneurs?
Follow your dreams and just keep going when everything feels overwhelming or people tell you no. It will get better. Being organized is the best. When it seems like there isn’t enough hours in a day, there is always a next day. Enjoy the children when they are little. Let go of “perfect”. Mommy-guilt is overrated. It’s so important to take care of yourself — what better way than having a career that fulfills you. The kids get to see that a mom can have a business and be a mother at the same time and learn the value of hard work.
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Reija Eden Jewelry was featured in the Glamour UK magazine in their October, November and December 2015 Issues
Reija Eden Jewelry will be featured at the Cannes Film Festival 2014!
•Bling: Celebs will be gifted plenty of bling, like an 18kt yellow and gold statement ring from Danafisi. Or a statement necklace from Micalla Jewelry, or silver earrings from Reija Eden Jewelry.
Reija Eden Jewelry necklace worn by TV personality Linda Grasso at the Chanel Spring 2011 Fashion Show in Paris. Photo by Linda of Shesez.
As seen In
Reija Eden Jewelry was mentioned in Woman’s World August 22, 2011 issue
Reija Eden Jewelry Reviews
|The necklace Reija Eden created for me.|
My Kaytlin adores fun, funky and trendy necklaces. I love classic, sparkly, fine jewelry. Reija Eden Jewelry has just what I was looking for (and more!).
Reija Eden Jewelry offers unique and one of a kind fine gemstone jewelry, fashion jewelry as well as hand picked exquisite diamond jewelry pieces. Reija uses only the finest quality materials in her Reija Eden Jewelry Signature designs, including genuine precious and semi-precious stones, freshwater pearls, saltwater pearls, sterling silver, argentium sterling silver, 14K gold filled and gold vermeil findings that she hand picks from reputable jewelry and gemstone suppliers. Reija Eden Jewelry is a proud member of MJSA (Manufacturing Jewelers and Suppliers of America).