What do you need to be an entrepreneur?
Vision, Perseverance, and Lots of Patience
What did inspire you to start your business?
The need to be independent and successful.
How did you finance it?
Little by little... always re-investing in what I believed.
Being Hispanic…Does it have any influence on your business?
A great deal, inspiration comes from my roots and also from my background.
In the face of adversity, how do you decide to keep going?
I have deep convictions on my mission of life, that is what definitely keeps me going.
What is the biggest challenge your business has faced?
Having to start over again!
If you could change one thing about your business, what would it be?
The system... it always gets stuck at one time or another.
What was your childhood ambition?
Reach peoples hearts, live a happy and peaceful life.
Tell us about three entrepreneurs that you admire
My grandfather, uncle and brother.... they have definitely influenced my vision of business.
For business meetings: breakfast, lunch, or dinner?
Mainly dinner, that way I don't get interrupted from work.
What sacrifices on your personal life did you have to make in order to become a business success?
Investing much time at work though it really doesn't feel like a sacrifice to me, I enjoy doing what I do.
What is your favorite quote?
There is not a more certain sign of insanity than to do the same thing over and over again, and expect the results to be different. Albert Einstein
Is it difficult to be unconventional?
Not really, it just takes a creative mind... and courage.
Biggest mistake made?
Fighting with friends and family over work...
Do you consider yourself an innovator? Why?
Yes I do, I like to create solutions for people, and put a smile on their face.
About the Company:
Tanya Trahtemberg was born into the fourth generation of a family of jewelers who have made their mark in the industry since 1905. From the beginning, her Italian Great-Grandfather set the standard of quality and finesse that has guided Tanya through her years in the business.
Jewelry design is an inspiration that comes from within; it cannot be taught. Creating exceptional jewelry comes from years of experience. Head designer Tanya Trahtemberg has both.
The Tanya Trahtemberg workshop is located in the heart of the trendy business district of Miraflores, in Lima, Peru, close to the main store. This allows for a smooth flow of ideas between the designer and her jewelers.
Tanya is constantly traveling to find the most unique stones for which she designs exclusive pieces: hand carved Peruvian stones, tourmalines from Brazil, emeralds from Colombia, diamonds from Israel and many others. Inspiration comes from these travels and from the stones themselves.
All pieces are handmade with the utmost attention to detail. We only use 18 karat yellow and white gold or sterling silver to create these beautiful pieces that will become an integral part of your life.
For more information: http://www.tanyatrahtemberg.com/