In 2013, my younger brother Danny lost a difficult battle with cancer. Danny was 33 years old and his dream was to re-invent our family’s jewelry manufacturing business which, like many American factories, had experienced difficult times due to overseas competition. Life is about making difficult choices and the ones that have always served me best have been based on doing something based on a strong emotional connection. Cancer could take my brother but I wasn’t going to allow it to take his dream. So I left my job as an investment banker, relocated my family back to Rhode Island, and launched a company in his memory in the same factory that we ran around in as kids. His passion comes through in everything we make and we wouldn’t have it any other way.