Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their very own.
Rising up, I spent quite a lot of summer time holidays in India with my prolonged household. I’d get presents of dangly gold earrings and bright-colored jeweled bracelets that I’d deliver again dwelling to Boston. I keep in mind carrying the items to highschool and being teased for the way gaudy, sparkly and odd they appeared, so I finished carrying Indian jewellery. Whilst an grownup, I wrestle to pair Indian jewellery items with my Western clothes.
“I additionally keep in mind being teased for the Indian gold chains my mother would placed on me earlier than I headed out to highschool,” says Rekha Brar, founder and CEO of Blossom Field Jewellery. “I used to be reluctant to put on the chains, however my mom would remind me that they have been handed down from my grandmother and the way lovely they have been. Regardless of how totally different I felt in class, my dad and mom at all times inspired me to embrace my individuality, not mix in, and to always remember the place I got here from.”