Jewelry Production Consultant
Sonder Consultancy is a bespoke consulting agency specializing in jewelry production. We provide production advice and guidance for the jewelry trade. Currently, we offer a one-off 2-hours comprehensive "Jewelry Production Consultation" that will guide you through all the key information you need to get your jewelry business going. The one-to-one session will be tailored to your individual needs, whether you are a small start-up, social media influencer, designer, creative entrepreneur looking to launch a jewelry brand, or a well-established firm looking to tap into the fast-growing jewelry sector. With an education-focused in Fashion Entrepreneurship from London College of Fashion and Gemological Institute of America, and having to work in the jewelry trade for over 7 years assisting more than 100 brands globally, from startups to some of the most reputable names in the jewelry industry, our experienced consultant will answer any questions you may have.
Below is a list of the most popular topics we usually get requested to cover:
FINDING THE RIGHT SUPPLIER - Guides on how to secure the right manufacturer that is most suited for your business size and type, and provide the essential checklist and key areas to focus on when scouting and vetting jewelry suppliers.
SUPPLIERS REFERRAL - Advice on production and packaging solutions using various international manufacturers and suppliers in our network.
THE INSIDER TIPS - Pointers on working directly with a factory and becoming their key business partner. Get direct insider tips from someone who has been on the other side.
NEGOTIATING TERMS - Bits of advice on negotiating better payment terms, lower MOQ, tooling charge exemption, etc. with your vendor.
TECH PACKS REVIEW - Brief collection/tech packs run-through to provide knowledge on design versus price optimization. How do you make something cheaper while keeping the overall look? Learn how to de-spec a design to achieve your target price.
CRITICAL PATH PLANNING - Learn how to plan out your collections for the entire year. Sharing factors and key dates that need to be considered, from design hand over date to ex-fac period.
GET TECHNICAL - Technical advice on different types of base metals, stone options, and plating specifications to optimize the balance between price and quality
PLATING 101 - Gold plating? Gold vermeil? Or Gold-filled? In this topic, we will cover everything you need to know about "plating", as well as any common misconceptions and myths on everything around it.
THE SUSTAINABLE RUOTE - Recycled silver? Eco brass? Lab-grown stones? Discover sustainable, eco-friendly materials that are available in the market to incorporate at the moment.
TREND REPORT & FORECAST - Covering the latest key jewelry trends and movements to watch. Get direct insights on what the head buyers around the world are buying.
PRODUCT DEFECT MANAGEMENT - Learn how to deal with manufacturers when experiencing high return rates due to faulty or poorly made goods. Running you through a typical claim and Corrective Action Plan (CAP) process. We can also work with you to problem-solve and enhance the quality of your existing product or identify and resolve production issues before they arise.
At Sonder Consultancy, we understand the difficulties and challenges many individuals faced when starting a jewelry brand. Therefore, we want to use our extensive experience to help entrepreneurs, founders, startups, and small businesses out there smoothen their journey. With our help and professional guidance, you will be able to get the ball rolling much faster and, more importantly, in the right direction. Our goal is to save you countless hours of internet research and minimize your trial-and-error money in the long run. Confidentiality and discretion are assured, and if required, a non-disclosure agreement can be signed.
The consultancy fee is US $300 net, and the session will be conducted via Zoom. We are currently taking limited sessions per week. To secure a booking, please use the below button. If you have any questions before signing up, please e-mail us at email@example.com
PLEASE NOTE: Sonder Consultancy is a completely separate entity from Evershiny Jewelry. A session sign-up does not signify that you have been taken on board as a customer at Evershiny.
Using our wealth of knowledge in the jewelry industry to help you get started, seamlessly.
“ WORKING WITH SONDER WAS THE BEST THING WE COULD HAVE DONE TO KICK OFF OUR JEWELRY LINE. SHE WAS ABLE TO INFORM US OF WHAT WE NEEDED TO KNOW FROM START TO FINISH. THIS SAVED US WHEN SPEAKING WITH MANUFACTURERS AS SHE SHARED INFORMATION WITH US THAT WE COULD NOT HAVE KNOWN OTHERWISE.
SHE IS A WORLD OF INSIGHT AND I HIGHLY RECOMMEND WORKING WITH SONDER. "
A START-UP CLIENT BASED IN THE UNITED STATES
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