In November of 2015, Benjamin Guttery – @ThirdCoastGems – called up Hannah Becker – @Diamondoodles – with a fantastic idea for a holiday gift guide. Tired of seeing the typical round ups of unattainably priced jewelry from big box stores and designers with far too much press, Benjamin proposed a different type of gift guide. Known on social media as an influencer and brand advocate, Benjamin has spent the past three years supporting and consulting with newbie jewelers and seasoned veterans of the fine jewelry industry. It was only natural that he would use his talents for jewelry curating along with his rolodex (seriously though, this man only uses the phone) of innovative designers to put together a multiple price point holiday gift guide.
After securing the designers, Benjamin handed off the jewelry to Hannah. Known for her quirky gemstone illustrations and touted as as a social media influencer, Hannah was confident she could create some visual magic that would help this unique and thoughtful gift guide stand out in the sea of internet gift roundups. She worked her design magic to create a spiffy website, custom drawings tailored to each designer’s style, and promotional images. On December 1, 2015 the website went live! Benjamin and Hannah harnessed their Instagram followings to see if this pet project would take off. With one year under their belt and lots of new experiences, @ThirdCoastGems & @Diamondoodles are happy to present the new and improved Treat Yourself: A Gift Guide.