Summary of expertise:
In 1996, Jeremy Shepherd, on a shoestring budget and after maxing out his credit card, established PearlParadise.com. By 2008 the company became the Internet's largest pearl network. All of this was accomplished with no background in pearls, e-commerce or jewelry, and with no traditional advertising. PearlParadise.com continues to grow at a tremendous rate, more than doubling in sales every year from 2001, with the past two years' sales totaling over $40 million. In 2006, Jeremy invested in a pearl farm in China which will harvest its first crop this year, utilizing state of the art equipment and technology. Jeremy was born in Germany, the son of a U.S. Army officer. Growing up in both in the U.S. and abroad, he developed a sense of adventure and a fascination with languages, mastering both Spanish and Japanese while still in his teens. He even learned to speak the obscure Chuuk language of the South Pacific Micronesian Islanders, and later was Berlitz trained in Mandarin Chinese.
Blog/Web site: http://www.pearlparadise.com
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