Vanna K is proud to partner with so many wonderful jewelers across the world. However, one of our authorized dealers are shining particularly bright right now - thrust in the spotlight for doing an amazing thing for their community.
Recently, the world's most notorious coffee company, Starbucks, put a new ban on their baristas, restricting them from wearing their engagement rings, wedding rings or jewelry with gemstones of any kind. They are calling it part of their new dress code, citing food safety concerns. While it has sparked national outrage, one jeweler who is also a big fan of the coffee chain, found a way she could help lessen the sting of the new ban for her local baristas.
Marina Pilibosian, owner of Birmingham Jewelry in Sterling Heights Michigan, has come up with a generous, selfless solution for her local baristas affected by the new dress code. Any barista that is in the Southeastern Michigan area may stop by Birmingham Jewelry and receive a FREE tungsten wedding band. This will give them a chance to wear a beautiful band that shows they are married, but still complies with the new dress code.
"Why go naked?" she said. "Some ladies, they feel naked [when they can't wear their rings.] You can wear a beautiful tungsten band," Pilibosian said. While there is sure to be more debate left on the Starbucks ban, it's nice to see someone who not only participates in the conversations, but finds a way that they can personally help those involved in the current situation, as it is. With nothing to gain from the free gifts, Marina has shown she knows the value behind weddings bands is more than the tangible price of jewelry - it's the symbolism of love. While we all love beautiful gemstones, this is really all about the love behind them. And we are so very proud of Marina and Birmingham Jewelry for spreading that love! See the full news story here.
Vanna K can assure you this latest splash with the press is just a sample of the amazing character you can expect when working with Birmingham Jewelry. If you are in the Southeastern Michigan area, be sure to visit them. Starbucks drinks welcome. Just remember Marina's chai tea latte.
34756 Dequindre Road
Sterling Heights, MI 48310
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