My name is Sandra, and I am the founder of Keila Jewelry. Alongside my husband, Julian, we work to create every piece. I design it and my husband brings it to life. In 2018, after 15 years of experience in the jewelry business, I took the risk of a lifetime and quit my job to start Keila Jewelry. Thinking back, I don’t think I realized what this would mean to me, and most of all to my family. Like with every risk you take in life, things got worse before they got better. There were many sleepless nights, where I wondered if it was worth it. Through Keila Jewelry, I’ve been fortunate enough to not only grow as a person but also be able to become a part of amazing stories while doing what I love to do.
Keila Jewelry is proof that you can achieve anything you put your mind to. I was raised in Medellin, Colombia, and became a mother at the young age of 15. My family environment was not at all healthy, by the age of 15 I had seen violence and addiction firsthand. It was the birth of my oldest daughter, Keila, that gave me the drive to rise above my circumstance. Her life brought mine hope. I promised myself that I would break the generational cycle, and give my kids a better life. Throughout my life, I have heard many “no’s”, “you can't” and “you won't” but I turned all of these into reasons to keep fighting. Keila Jewelry is a product of hard work, dedication, determination, and Love for my family.
At Keila Jewelry we believe that jewelry is just a small way in which we get to say, “I love you”. Whether it’s the unique mom jewelry, or the semicolon necklace, Keila Jewelry is meant to mean something. When you choose Keila jewelry, you choose family, and that is why every custom-made piece is named after our customer. It is our way of welcoming you into our family.