Every industry has its trailblazers – individuals who take an untraveled path, rewrite norms, and create their own definition of success. In the world of designer jewelry, Raymond Manzur is making a name for himself as one such innovator. With his brand, Off Code Company, Manzur has beautifully merged his extensive background in finance with his passion for design and craftsmanship.
Despite a robust career in finance spanning 15 years, Manzur always nurtured a dream of creating something distinctly his own. Born in his home office, the “Off Code Brand” is the realization of that dream – a result of months of relentless experimentation with an array of gemstones, materials, and colors. “With over 15 years of experience in finance, I’ve learned the importance of budgeting, cost management, pricing, and forecasting,” said Manzur. “Our mission is to create iconic jewelry pieces with the highest quality materials and the best artisans.” Our journey to find the perfect collaborators spanned the globe, involving significant time and effort. Only after extensive exploration did we finally discover the ideal match – a picturesque studio nestled in the vibrant heart of Medellin, Colombia, complete with a team of skilled artisans.
When asked how his professional background prepared him for this venture, Manzur stressed the importance of financial acumen in managing a jewelry business. “Understanding the intricacies of budgeting, cost management, pricing, and forecasting is crucial in an industry where one must balance the cost of sourcing materials, production, marketing, and distribution, all while delivering the highest quality masterpieces. My years in finance have equipped me with these essential skills,” he stated.
“After months of combining and experimenting with different gemstones, materials, and colors, we knew it was time to bring the Off Code brand to life,” says Raymond. “We have a team of experts who are extremely passionate about the work they create. The personal attention and love that our makers and artisans infuse into their work is evident in the masterpieces they produce.” He continued, “Each and every one of them shares our love for creativity with gemstones and the concept of creating beautiful, unique jewelry. We’ve watched them work and witnessed firsthand how they bring our ideas to life.”
Manzur’s unique blend of financial prowess and passion for jewelry design indeed sets him apart. As the founder of Off Code Company, he is poised to redefine the jewelry landscape, with his “Euphoria Collection” set to debut on June 23, 2023. Stay tuned for this exciting launch, where timeless elegance will meet the enchanting charm of pearls.
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