Gloria Kucich, the visionary behind our brand, brings a wealth of expertise to the table. Her educational background includes a comprehensive study of Graphic Design at the esteemed Institute of Design in Caracas, Venezuela. This academic pursuit proved to be the ideal choice for Gloria, as her enduring fascination with the fashion industry, along with her innate sense of beauty in lines and composition, propelled her forward. Following her graduation, Gloria immersed herself in the field, simultaneously undertaking courses in clothing design to refine her skills in cutting and sewing.
Seeking further growth and opportunities, Gloria embarked on a pivotal chapter in her journey by relocating to New York City. There, she continued her pursuit of becoming a prominent fashion designer at the renowned Parsons School of Design. This remarkable experience afforded her the invaluable opportunity to collaborate directly with established fashion designers, setting the stage for her inaugural steps in the dynamic world of fashion.
After her enriching sojourn in New York, Gloria returned to her native Venezuela at the age of 25, where she joined forces with her lifelong friend to establish MAREA SWIMWEAR—an exquisite, made-to-order swimsuit brand. Over the course of the following twelve years, Gloria flourished in her design capacity, honed her entrepreneurial acumen, and skillfully managed her thriving business. During this period, she embraced significant personal milestones, including marriage and the joyous arrival of two beautiful daughters. Subsequently, Gloria made the decision to relocate once more, this time to the United States, alongside her cherished family.
Over a decade has passed since that pivotal move, and now, with her daughters aged 18 and 15, Gloria finds herself fully engrossed in her latest venture, The Shop'n Glow—an exceptional fine jewelry enterprise. This new chapter in her career represents a culmination of her vast experience, unwavering passion, and a keen understanding of the evolving needs of discerning clientele.
A few years ago, Gloria and a group of close friends embarked on a philanthropic endeavor, establishing the M Foundation—a non-profit organization dedicated to uplifting and supporting the people of her native country. Each December, they organize a bazaar to raise funds for this noble cause. While actively participating in this annual event, Gloria observed the desire for charming jewelry pieces that captivate hearts, making them ideal gifts for holidays, birthdays, and Mother's Day. Recognizing the untapped potential, she seized the opportunity to launch The Shop'n Glow—a platform dedicated to offering an exquisite collection of jewelry that holds universal appeal.
Thus, The Shop'n Glow was born, stemming from Gloria's passion for beauty, her commitment to making a positive impact, and her unwavering dedication to craftsmanship. With her keen eye for style and a deep understanding of the desires of her clientele, Gloria aims to create a remarkable jewelry experience that embodies elegance, timelessness, and a touch of enchantment.