This summer as the eyes of the world turn to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and the accomplished men and women competing for the best prize in sport, we are reminded of what it is to strive for greater, stronger and better in our lives. Each of us has the potential to bring home the gold, not just those running, swimming, diving, leaping and tumbling to glory. Of course our hearts melted when Simone Biles clenched the all-around gymnastic gold, and when Michael Phelps added yet another handful of gold medals to his prestige. But when the dust settles on this four-year culmination, what next? Where do we focus the collective enthusiasm, patriotism and hope? At Spey, we channel this drive every single day as we forge a fine pearl jewelry company here in Washington, DC. Our community inspires us to reach for our own gold and give back to the city we love.
Often when we speak of gold, there is a good chance we are describing our fine craftsmanship or one of the lustrous pieces in the Spey pearl jewelry collection (like the Spey golden South Sea, akoya pearl and diamond ‘Blooming Braid’ necklace pictured above). However, if there is one thing we love more than to fashion pearls and diamonds and gold together in spectacular pieces of jewelry, it is to help the DC community around us. This year alone, Spey worked to grow both access to the arts and the caliber of artists performing in the capital; was a proud sponsor of the dancers and musicians of Chamber Dance Project (our founding chief executive even joined the organization’s Board of Directors); and championed our heroes by supporting military veterans and their families. Our quest for gold goes beyond the District, too, as Spey works to preserve and protect the threatened environment of our namesake Scottish River Spey.
All that remains, then, is to identify the people, places and causes closest to your heart and to work every day ensuring a brighter and more lustrous tomorrow for them. You do not need to be the most athletic to bring home the gold. You simply need to have the most passion.
Our congratulations to the entire American team in Rio. You make us proud and you challenge us to find the gold within.