Monthly Archives: November 2015

Cyber Monday with Mina D Jewelry

Cyber Monday November 30,2015, shop online and save.

Monday blues are now calming blues with our Calming Blue Collection, and feel Red hot in our Red Hot Collection ! Perfect for the holiday season !

Use code Holidays2015 for special exclusive discounts and gifts with purchase.

We have something special for you and for everyone on your gift list.

Don’t forget to register your email to gain these exclusive deals and receive alerts for exciting events and deals.

Mina D Jewelry is handcrafted, handmade, made in nyc, made in USA. One of a kind, just like you …….

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Shop Small Business Saturday with Mina D Jewelry

Small Business Saturday is this Saturday November 28 2015.

Shop Mina D Jewelry and receive exclusive discounts and gift with purchase, use code HOLIDAYS2015.

Don’t forget to register your email to gain these exclusive deals and receive alerts for exciting events and deals.

At Mina D Jewelry shop small also means made in usa and made in nyc.

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Designer Mina Deutsch, Mina D Jewelry attends Tinkerbelle’s 4th Bday Party in NYC

Designer Mina Deutsch, Mina D Jewelry attends Tinkerbelle’s 4th Birthday Party.

November 11, 2015 at Inglot studio in Chelsea Market, Mina attended Tinkerbelle 4th birthday party.  The night was also the release for Gina Naomi Baez’s EP Album You and Me. It was a fun night with great entertainment by Gina, specialty cupcakes were served and cookies by Cory, and signature cocktails. Guests received goody bags with fab treats for humans and canines.  Also in attendance were Andi Dormfan, from the Bachellorette, Sarah Hunt from Dance Moms, Designer Henry Picado from JS Collections.

 

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Mina D Jewelry proudly supports Chabad’s Children of Chernobyl Annual Fundraiser Gala

Mina D Jewelry is proud to support this foundation with a donation to their silent auction.

CCOC will hold its annual fundraiser Children at Heart at Chelsea Piers – Pier Sixty on November 23, 2015.

For information to attend the Gala please click here :  Gala Info

Please help support this amazing organization, if you can not attend you can bid on items online and email CCOC for instructions.

Click here for the link to the Auction :

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Green Moss AquamarineAbout the CCOC

CCOC is the only organization in the world that permanently removes children from the contaminated areas surrounding Chernobyl.”

In 1990, the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, heard the cries of the children affected by this disaster and urgently established CCOC. The goal of this group was to rescue the children of Chernobyl, bring them to Israel permanently, and care for them as they embarked on their new journey. This goal has remained steadfast throughout CCOC’s existence.

The first rescue flight miraculously occurred on August 3, 1990, when 196 children were flown to Israel and brought to CCOC’s campus. Since then, thousands of children have come through CCOC’s doors, where they receive housing, education and medical care in a loving, supportive environment.

Chabad’s Children of Chernobyl is the only organization in the world that brings children out of contaminated areas permanently. There are, however, children who cannot leave the Chernobyl region for a variety of reasons. To assist these children and their families, CCOC sends medicine, medical equipment, therapeutic aids and other necessary supplies to the contaminated areas. Additionally, CCOC has trained local physicians to treat radiation-induced illnesses and has built a mammography clinic to help combat the astronomically high rates of breast cancer in the area.

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Thank you EFactor for Shining the Spotlight on Mina D Jewelry

Thank you EFactor for the informative interview that you did with Designer, owner Mina Deutsch of Mina D Jewelry.Here are the details about EFactor :

EFactor Corp. – Entrepreneur Social Network

EFactor Corp. is the parent of EFactor.com, the world’s largest niche social network for entrepreneurs which provides its members with the people, tools, marketing and expertise to succeed and make real, trustworthy and lasting connections. At the core of EFactor is a strong algorithm that allows members to not only connect with a lot of people, but with the right people. In addition, EFactor provides knowledge, funding access and resources to reduce business costs, delivered through a unique mix of online social networking and offline domestic and international events. EFactor has over one million members in 222 territories across 240 industries. It is incorporated and headquartered in San Francisco.

EFactor Corp. is also the parent company to a number of subsidiary service organizations each of which adds value to EFactor’s members such as EQmentor, a company that delivers matching software for mentors to find the best mentees.

 

The Interview :

Spotlight Series: Mina Deutsch of Mina D Jewelry

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EFactor thrives on entrepreneurs. And we want to help you connect with each other. In the Spotlight Series we highlight EFactor members and their businesses. Read, learn and get in touch with Mina Deutsch from Brooklyn, New York.

Mina is founder and owner of Mina D Jewelry, a one of a kind jewelry company. Mina’s been in the jewelry industry for over twenty years, but only started her own business a couple of years ago. We sat down with her and asked her about that striking business name; Mina D Jewelry.

 

“Of course the name is actually my name, and I love it! When I started the business I  couldn’t come up with something that I liked, so I just picked my own name and stuck with it. I have to say, it’s been very well received. It’s a catchy name and people remember my own name because it. So it was a pretty good decision to go with Mina D.”

What’s your story? How did you become and entrepreneur?
“I became an entrepreneur because it was the logical next step for my career in the diamond industry. As the finance director for a wholesale diamond company called Olympic Diamond I was ready for the next step. And that included doing things a little different, but still using my experience within the industry. I had to keep in mind the fact that I was still with Olympic Diamond, so it had to be something that was non-conflictual. I wanted to be able to continue working with them.”

 

“At first I was very apprehensive of the idea to start my own business you know. I was in an industry that I was happy with. I wasn’t looking to change and I wasn’t looking to do anything different.

But once I started designing for others aside from myself and once I started the company, it turned out to be really exciting to see something grow. Of course it’s a lot of hard work and a lot of things that I did not anticipate came into play. But I have to say it’s been very rewarding and very exciting so far.”

Did you get help from others in the beginning, or did people maybe counteract your efforts?
“They did not counteract my efforts but they were not very helpful either. Because I’m in a very competitive industry and because I’m from within the industry, it was very difficult to know which direction I could reach out to for help. Making the right connection and making the announcement that I was beginning my own business was very sensitive. It was very difficult in the early stages.”

“But you deal with that by simply not giving up. You have to learn from mistakes and take each marketing experience, each event experience, each trade show as a benchmark. Review what you do and don’t say ‘I failed’, but ‘what can I do better next time and what can I learn from what I did’. Sometimes that’s very difficult. Like I said it’s a very competitive industry and you always need to be alert for new ideas. Not even so much on the creative side but especially on how to market what you already have. Keep going and keeping an open mind is essential in that process. You always have to keep your eyes and your ears open looking for new opportunities.”

How well did you prepare before you started your business?
“Unfortunately I didn’t make a very detailed business plan. And I started at a very bad time in the US economy. It was pretty much one of those jump in now, or never do it at all kind of moments. That really gives you a feeling of let’s go and let’s see what happens. And I have to say that part of that approach was very good. It’s always about taking the first step and jumping in. But if I were to do it again I would really do more research. Because especially in the early days I started the company with the wrong people, with the wrong PR firm and with the wrong marketing people. I think if I would have done better research I would have saved myself a lot of time, energy and money.”

What goals did you have in mind when you started your business?
“To go nationally. Right now the business is not as far as I wanted it to go, but we’re getting there. We’re branded, we’re trademarked and we’re very well known in the New York area. The goal is really to get it national and hopefully at some point international. It’s really about reaching every person interested in jewelry and fashion.”

What were the biggest challenges in your entrepreneurial career up to now?
“The biggest challenge is really the sales and marketing. The jewelry industry is competitive, overwhelmed and crowded with so many designers that you really need to find something that makes you different and makes you stick out. I believe that I’m different in my designs and I’m very different in my approach. Because I only use semi precious, precious and natural stones. And I keep all the designs and all the work within the US. I don’t outsource out of the country. That’s made me very unique. My broad experience has also helped. I’m in the industry for so long that I know all the ins and outs, so to speak. The knowledge is definitely a plus.”

Where’s the business heading?
“I’m looking to get national response. We’re very well known in New York and we also get recognition in some Midwest counties right now. The idea is to get noticed all over the US. I think good markets for us are the Southeast and Midwest in particular. So that’s a point that I want to connect to. And of course we want to get the brand global. We want to get an international response because I know there’s a lot more out there than just New York.”

How are you going to achieve that?
“Marketing. The right marketing, the right branching out, meeting the right people, networking, E-Factor..haha. It’s all about continuing to network. Continuing to reach out, to do research and meet the right people to eventually find that right group that can take you where you need to go.” Find out more about Mina D Jewelry and connect with Mina by following her EFactor profile.

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Mina D Jewelry Celebrity Clients

Mina D loves working with her clients. She designs for the woman who isn’t afraid of making a statement.

Some of her statement making clients seen here wearing Mina D Jewelry.

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Mina D Jewelry Supports the American Diabetes Association

At Mina D Jewelry we are strong supporters of various charities we are strongly connected to.  November is the month of Diabetes Awareness, Designer Mina Deutsch has a strong personal connection to this disease as her grandmother battled this disease for over thirty years, passing away three years ago. Today her father is a among those calling themselves Diabetic and taking twice daily blood tests and insulin injections. The American Diabetes Association : Their Mission:  To prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.

In memorium of her grandmother Jeni Weiss, Mina designed a bracelet to raise awareness to this disease. Throughout the month of November, Mina D Jewelry will donate 15% of the sale of anything from our Red Hot Collection and our Smoky Grey Collection to The American Diabetes Association. In addition 15% of the sale of the Jeni Bracelet will be donated to the association any time it is purchased, through out the year !

Let’s help stop this disease and make a difference in the lives of millions suffering, some statistic ;

Diabetes Awareness Bracelet by Mina D

Diabetes Awareness Bracelet by Mina D

Overall Numbers, Diabetes and Prediabetes

  • Prevalence: In 2012, 29.1 million Americans, or 9.3% of the population, had diabetes.
    • Approximately 1.25 million American children and adults have type 1 diabetes.
  • Undiagnosed: Of the 29.1 million, 21.0 million were diagnosed, and 8.1 million were undiagnosed.
  • Prevalence in Seniors: The percentage of Americans age 65 and older remains high, at 25.9%, or 11.8 million seniors (diagnosed and undiagnosed).
  • New Cases: The incidence of diabetes in 2012 was 1.7 million new diagnoses/year; in 2010 it was 1.9 million.
  • Prediabetes: In 2012, 86 million Americans age 20 and older had prediabetes; this is up from 79 million in 2010.
  • Deaths: Diabetes remains the 7th leading cause of death in the United States in 2010, with 69,071 death certificates listing it as the underlying cause of death, and a total of 234,051 death certificates listing diabetes as an underlying or contributing cause of death.

Diabetes in Youth

  • About 208,000 Americans under age 20 are estimated to have diagnosed diabetes, approximately 0.25% of that population.
  • In 2008—2009, the annual incidence of diagnosed diabetes in youth was estimated at 18,436 with type 1 diabetes, 5,089 with type 2 diabetes.

Diabetes by Race/Ethnicity

The rates of diagnosed diabetes by race/ethnic background are:

The breakdown among Asian Americans:

  • 4.4% for Chinese
  • 11.3% for Filipinos
  • 13.0 for Asian Indians
  • 8.8% for other Asian Americans.

The breakdown among Hispanic adults:

  • 8.5% for Central and South Americans
  • 9.3% for Cubans
  • 13.9% for Mexican Americans
  • 14.8% for Puerto Ricans.
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