*Brand Partner Content*
There is an expectation in society today that when you turn 18, you are supposed to know what exactly it is that you want to do with your life. Many people are thrown into the thick of it right away and begin pursuing a degree that they are not will suit their interests. Others decide to join the workforce and are expected to stick with it for a long time. For Tony Chang, these feelings of being lost in a career path followed him around from job to job, year after year until he decided to pursue personal and financial freedom by becoming his own boss and founded Super Jewelry Co.
Tony Chang and his family spent years moving around cities in southern California before settling in Ranchos Palos Verdes. After completing his primary education, Chang began to pursue a Graduate’s Degree, thus beginning the journey of finding his true career path. “Honestly, it was horrible and challenging,” Chang shares of his career pursuit. Tony Chang decided to drop out of graduate school after reading businessman Robert Kiyosaki’s finance book Rich Dad Poor Dad. From there, Chang began his search for financial freedom.
Finding jobs to get by as a realtor with Keller Williams and working at a 24-Hour Fitness, Chang’s life turned on a dime after a chance run-in with the CEO of Ablaze International Corporation. Six years of working for Ablaze gave Chang the necessary education and experience in the jewelry industry, as well as entrepreneurial confidence, to finally make the life-changing decision to become his own boss. In 2018, Tony Chang founded Super Jewelry Co. and began building a worldwide brand that sells 10K and 14K fine real gold jewelry and custom pieces. The southern California entrepreneur has created a brand identity that puts the customer first. “I get back to my clients within 24 hours after they have contacted me. I make it easy for them to do business with me by interacting with them as I would a friend,” Chang states.
The journey has never been easy for Tony Chang, though, as he has had his fair share of lows throughout his process of finding the career that suited him best. “I went through mental breakdowns because I was so used to being an employee, but when I got into business for myself, I literally had to put my old-self and mentality to death,” Chang shared on becoming his own boss. The stresses of becoming an entrepreneur, took a toll on his psyche, but Tony Chang blossomed a new spirit through the process. “The most difficult challenge I am so happy to have overcome is having the self-worth, self-confidence, and self-acceptance to put myself out there for the world to experience.”
Now looking to take Super Jewelers Co worldwide, Tony Chang is forever grateful to everyone who has helped him along his path. “Don’t do everything alone,” Chang shares. “You’ll have more fun and manifest your goals faster with a great team of people, even friends, who share the same vision as you.” With a repertoire of life lessons and experiences in his back pocket, Tony Chang is taking every opportunity he is offered to better himself and those around him on a mission to bring the mission of Super Jewelry Co. to the world.
Advertising disclosure: We may receive compensation for some of the links in our stories. Thank you for supporting LA Weekly and our advertisers.