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From $1,000 to Millions: Dorsey’s Jewelry Revolution Breaks Industry Norms April 03, 2023 (0 comments)


New York, NY--Meg Strachan, the creator and CEO of synthetic jewelry company Dorsey, personally handled and dispatched every order until the business reached $1 million in sales. Strachan's passion for jewelry, inherited from her grandmother, led her to establish Dorsey after noticing a lack of quality, affordable jewelry in the market. Despite facing numerous rejections and challenges, she persevered and turned her company into a seven-figure success.

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A report states that a chance encounter with an older woman wearing a similar bracelet sparked a conversation about lab-grown jewelry. Strachan realized she was tapping into a new generation of consumers who appreciated beautiful jewelry at affordable prices. The lab-grown jewelry industry has disrupted the traditional mined-diamond market. Strachan said in the report that the mined-diamond industry is not happy about what the lab-grown industry has done.

Strachan's journey began when she identified a gap in the market for high-quality jewelry at accessible prices. She faced significant skepticism and resistance from the traditional jewelry industry, which has slowly evolved. However, she remained determined, bootstrapping her business with just $1,000 and personally packing and shipping every order until the company reached $1 million in sales.

Dorsey's success has demonstrated that consumers, not industries, determine their wants. Strachan's lab-grown jewelry venture has gained a loyal following, including celebrities like Justin Bieber. The company experienced a 600% year-over-year growth in 2022 and maintains a double-digit EBITDA.

According to the report, the initial resistance Strachan faced has gradually given way to acceptance and interest from investors. Dorsey began raising funds in September 2021, and by the following year, the company sold more than one million lab-grown stones with 25,000 people on the waitlist.

Strachan emphasizes the importance of embracing change and adapting to evolving consumer preferences. Lab-grown jewelry offers affordability without compromising quality, which is increasingly recognized by consumers and industry insiders. Dorsey's success highlights the readiness of customers to embrace a new era of quality, accessible jewelry, proving that innovative business models can transform long-standing industries.

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