Makala is here to help you showcase your personality and confidence with elegant jewelry for all occasions.
After working in high-end retail and public relations for many years, Andrea pursued her lifelong passion for jewelry and realized her dream of becoming an entrepreneur, with the official launch of Makala Jewelry in the summer of 2021.
Andrea’s main mission with Makala is to provide people with high quality jewelry that is elegant yet versatile for everyday-wear. Having learned her mother’s secrets about wearing jewelry with confidence, Andrea believes jewelry is an excellent form of expression that can communicate elegance, charm, and personality to anyone you may encounter.
“Since first impressions are everything, Makala showcases your true self and gives you confidence,” said Andrea.
Andrea’s main focus is on finding jewelry that is compatible with all types of personalities, so she takes each person into consideration and caters to their likes and needs.
“Makala is based in Toronto but I handpick jewelry from all over the world. Our pieces are made from high-quality materials, primarily sterling silver and stainless steel and are plated with either gold or silver. Whether you decide to wear your Makala Jewelry to a business meeting, or brunch with friends, our versatile pieces add a discreet charm to your presence at all occasions.”
Why did you decide on the name ‘Makala Jewelry’?
It’s curious but the first two letters (‘Ma’) represent mother in my native language, Spanish. For me, it is important to have my mother in the words.
Is there anyone in particular who has inspired you along this journey?
My mother was my inspiration, she wears jewelry as statement pieces to reflect her unique style. She used to tell me that and she still tells me that jewelry represents your personality.
My partner provides me with so much support and advice. He is an engineer so he helped me to build my website and he helps with checking the quality of the products; without him none of this would be possible.
As well, I am grateful for all of my friends would have helped me from the beginning, especially Ashlyn Garcia.
What’s some great feedback you have received from happy customers?
My customers are so wonderful and they’ve said that they love the quality and the look of the jewelry, as well as the customer service experience.
What have been your most memorable moment(s) so far?
My partner and my friends supporting me during the official launch of my website!
What do you love most about being an entrepreneur and small business owner?
Well, this is not my first language, so I’m eager to build my confidence, meet incredible people, have my own goals and prove myself.
Future plans for Makala Jewelry?
I would like to be available to sell in more stores in the future, and have more presence in future markets.