About Us

 

Diane and Dawn, Founders

Hello and welcome to Inspiranza Designs! We’re Diane Lawrence and Dawn Pochek, company founders, bff’s and lovers of sterling silver jewelry. We’ve been in the jewelry business for over a decade, and we’re happy to share our work with our wonderful customers.

We are based practically smack-dab in the middle of the United States, in Columbia, Illinois -- a historic little town just across the river from St. Louis, Missouri. In our design studio, we craft hand-stamped and personalized pieces and also import designs that we love including sterling silver necklaces, rings, earrings, and bracelets designed to bring joy to everyone who wears them.

We celebrate the things that are important to us and our designs are a reflection of those things. Our designs help you show off your love of faith, family, your team or tribe -- and you’ll look great doing it! Whether you’re shopping for yourself or a loved one, you’re sure to find something that truly speaks to you.

Our Story

In 2005, we wanted to combine our passion for sterling silver jewelry with a desire to bring hope, inspiration and fun too. The result was Inspiranza Designs, a company dedicated to creating beautiful, unique, and inspirational sterling silver jewelry.

For many years, Inspiranza Designs operated as a direct sales company, with sales representatives who sold our jewelry all over the country. But in 2012 we made a little change, offering our designs directly to customers like you through our online jewelry boutique.

As we continue to grow, our mission will always remain the same: to spread joy with beautiful jewelry that makes you look and feel beautiful and to bring inspiration and hope to ladies through a message piece with our rings, bracelets, earrings, and necklaces.

Perhaps this is the moment for which you were created.  Esther 4:14

Our Jewelry

How did we come up with the name “Inspiranza?” It’s actually a combination of two meaningful words: inspiration and esperanza (the Spanish word for “hope”). With many of our pieces, we strive to create sterling silver jewelry that perfectly illustrates these two words.

Our jewelry line consists of our own custom creations as well as items we love created by artisans from all over the globe.  We aim to inspire our customers, giving them the freedom to express themselves through our jewelry and wear their hearts around their necks, wrists, ears, or fingers. Many of our pieces also feature faith-based and inspirational messages, bringing you joy and comfort each time you put them on or give them away.

Growth Recognition

Committing to starting a business is no small step, in fact, it's a giant leap of faith.  We took that leap in 2005 and we grew along consistently until an economic storm we call the recession hit.  When it hit, it hit hard and, sadly, we saw many companies fail.  We experienced a drastic decrease in sales and on paper things looked really bad.  We couldn't go by what we saw, we decided to go by faith in what we couldn't yet see.  We had faith that the business was God's plan and with His help we could weather the storm.  We did lots of things to keep afloat during that storm which lasted years but eventually it ended and we thankfully survived. 

In 2018 we were recognized in Inc.500 Magazine as one of the fastest growing companies in America.  We ranked #157 out of the top 5000 privately held companies. 

Again, in 2019, we were recognized with a new ranking of #110 out of the top 5000 fastest growing companies in America.  Of that number, we were ranked #1 in the St. Louis Metro Area, #3 in Illinois and #4 in America in the Retail Business Category.

Inspiranza Designs Employees

Contact Inspiranza Designs Today

At Inspiranza Designs, every piece of sterling silver jewelry is created with you -- our customers -- in mind. That’s why we sell our jewelry directly to you at discounted prices, so you can enjoy beautiful jewelry without the guilt.

We also want to know what fills your heart with joy -- after all, you’re the ones we make these for! If you have questions, comments, or concerns, we want to hear it; feel free to reach out to us and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

You can reach our studio by calling 618-719-2444. You can also send us a message by emailing support@inspiranzadesigns.com. We can’t wait to help you find your new favorite piece of jewelry!

 

 

 

 

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