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The Jewelry Maker


Rutgers University English major Lauren Dorey runs Golden Godess Gems, a small jewelry business that specializes in wire-wrapped crystals that purport to have spiritual healing properties. Dorey began her business through her Instagram account, @goldengoddessgems, where she posts pictures of each handmade piece, and also accepts custom orders.

She sells rings, necklaces and earrings. Each piece features a unique crystal.

When she’s not making jewelry, Dorey is either belly dancing, writing or playing her guitar.


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Natalia Senanayake

Professor: Carol Cassidy
Class: Broadcast News Writing and Reporting

Interviewing Lauren and seeing her workspace gave me a behind-the-scenes look at the experiences of a student entrepreneur. Her story shows that students can start their own small businesses around their passions, if they put in enough time and effort.