We're Josh and Maggie!
Yes, that's what J&M stands for ;)
We're a husband and wife team that focuses on handmade jewelry using real roses, real pearl, and materials that anyone can buy. We believe that just like each rose is unique with its own kind of beauty, each person has their own style and unique beauty. We create jewelry to help you show off your own style!
I design much of the jewelry we sell on the site, and Josh is the techie making sure everything goes smoothly. Together, we try to give each customer the best quality products and experience we can.
Ultimately, our goal is to bring people love and joy in this complicated world.
- Yufei "Maggie" Miao
Our Story (according to Josh)
I saw this cute girl with a cat in the “People You May Know” section on Facebook, and we had around 17 mutual friends. It turns out she knew everyone I worked with at Shepherd’s Field, an orphanage in China, because she volunteered there since middle school. I added her, and we started chatting. After about two weeks, she was going to be in town and we decided to meet for lunch.
When we were done, she asked me if I wanted to meet her pets–she had two dogs and that cat. I came over, and I met her parents and the pets. Her parents invited me to stay for dinner, and we made dumplings. In order to thank them, I cooked a Mexican meal for them a few days later.
From this experience, I learned a few things. If you want a girl to fall for you, cook for her and her parents. Not only was Maggie impressed, but her mom kept asking her if she likes me. Just two weeks later, and she was my girlfriend! Now, over two years later, she’s my wonderful wife, and I couldn’t imagine life without her. :)
- Joshua Kaufmann
PS: You might notice we have different last names. That's because in China, women keep their last name after they get married. Just one way our family has become multicultural!