New Zealander Leah’s stones not only rock, they tell a story: one of friendship and dedication. Having identified a demand for stylish, affordable jewellery in Singapore, she and her friend Anne-Lize Tsinonis started Stones That Rock seven years ago. Their goal? To offer unique-yet-classic collections using freshwater pearls, semi-precious stones and crystals.
When Annie suffered a personal setback and decided to leave SG, Leah dug in her heels and continued the business by herself. “The biggest challenge in running Stones That Rock is trusting myself to make the right decisions,” shares Leah, who along with her husband, Nick, is parent to three youngsters, aged 16 to 24. “Hard work, commitment and focus are essential.”
Her efforts have paid off.
“Today, Stones That Rock is the jewellery accessory of choice for local fashion shows, and we have a presence in some of Singapore’s best-known department stores,” says Leah. “We are also very proud to be the organisers of Glamorous Giving, the bi-annual clearance sale in support of the Singapore Committee for UN Women.”
About The Finder Expatpreneur Awards
In 2017, The Finder debuted its first-ever Expatpreneur Awards to honour foreign-born entrepreneurs running successful expat-owned businesses in or from Singapore. This 2018, a new batch of 23 Expatpreneur Awardees have been unveiled! All of them have one thing in common: Their brands help people “live well in Singapore” – The Finder’s core mission. (Find out more about the Expatpreneur Awards judge who coined the term “expat-preneur” in 2015 while you’re here!)
By Sara Lyle Bow, The Finder Issue 292
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