Sunday, March 15, 2009
Premier Designs - A Different Kind of Company!
With all current the lack of integrity and debt issues that our leaders, government and companies are displaying, it is nice to hear some great news about companies that have owners and managers that are exemplary.
Premier Design is one of those companies. Last night, I went to a jewelry show at a friend's home. I have know about this company and its jewelry for about 8 years. A lovely neighbor (whom moved a year ago) sold it and I have hosted about 3 shows over the years.
I love their jewelry which is a great quality and comes with a lifetime manufacture defect guarantee. It is not fine jewelry like you find in a jewelry store, but it also is not rinky-dink jewelry at Target, Walmart or even department stores (not that I don't own my share of these inexpensive pieces, especially when I catch a 50-75% sale!)
Some women love purses. I own one. Some women love clothes. I enjoy mine, but have pledged not to buy any new items this year, not even at Goodwill/yardsales. Other women have different shoes for every outfit. I have all the basic slide on, sandals, tennis shoes for a functioning wardrobe. But I must say, jewelry is my extra that I always love to have. I love color and it is fun for me to have jewelry pieces that match my outfits.
Some people wear the same earrings for everyday (and this is OK). Mine have to be different to go with the mood, events or color of the outfit. This is not something I have always done. Really I started only about 7 years ago. I basically had one or two pieces at that time and usually wore none. After about a year or two into counseling recovering from the severely abusive childhood I endured, I started enjoy treating myself to a piece of jewelry every now and then. Since then I have a nice collection...with basic and fun pieces. And the majority of them are Premier Design!
Now last night the Independent Distributor/Jeweler shared things about the company that I didn't know. The company is debt free! The company started as a way to help pastor wives (and other full-time Christian workers) and single mothers to stay at home with their children. And the company supports missionaries in 65 countries around the world.
The company's objective is "God demands fairness in every business deal. He sets the standard, and we desire to honor Him. To grow wisely and profitably. To enrich every life we touch. To provide excellent customer service." (quoted from back of catalog) Wouldn't it be nice for more companies to have such an honorable goal!?!? And this company stands by their objective. There are no pushy, rah-rah rallies to pump jewelers up to buy, to get people signed up, to have more and more parties. No, the times the jewelers get together is for encouragement, support and training. Our jeweler shared that one of the missionaries supported by the company shared a testimony! What a wonderful company to be part of.
Their website is www.premierdesigns.com. Now you can't purchase the jewelry online from their site and distributors can't have a website to sell their jewelry, because this would not make a way for them to touch the lives of those who buy the jewelry. The company focuses on praying for and ministering to you show hostess.
You may be surprised after I tell you all this that I am not a distributor for Premier Designs and never have been! I am not trying to get you to sign up under me to make me a higher up sales person. I just wanted to let Christian Women know that there is a great company to work for that will provide a lot of emotional, spiritual and financial support, especially, in this time of economic crisis. You have no sales quota, and you make usually a 50% commission on all that you sell the night of the show (no waiting for a check to be cut).
I can't believe I signed up last night to host a show. I don't usually do this and at the last home show a few years back (stampn' up, pampered chef, or another), I promised myself I wouldn't get into doing this show stuff again. But something happen last night, I just fell back in love with the whole concept of the company and of course the product. So yes, I am hosting a show on April 24!
I am also encouraging a sweet mom of three children that was there last night to consider selling this jewelry. Her husband is an alcoholic that refuses to get help to stop, and so she is no longer living with him. She left him and is living with her mom to protect her and especially the children. She is having a hard time finding a job. When I heard all the great things about this company, I just really think it would be a good place for her...And yes, she was seriously thinking about it.
So aren't you surprised there is still an honest company that tries to support godly goals and women to provide for their family's financial needs? Maybe you know someone that could benefit from this information.
I want to thank the Premier Jewelers who have visited. Please feel free to add your experience with how Premier has been a blessing to you and how it has allowed you to be a blessing to others. I love hearing the testimonies.
I only ask that you don't include your phone number or website in the comments because I want this post to be about sharing, not about finding contacts or potential jewelers. This is the Spirit of PD!