Courtney Ray Jewelry
Courtney Ray Jewelry
Just a little backstory about how Courtney Ray Jewelry got started, stick with me here!
I was born, Courtney Ray Vetters, and raised in a suburb of Houston, Texas as the youngest of a family of five (3 kids). At a young age I learned from my mom the importance of dressing nice and styling your hair when you walked out the door. Mom perfected the french braid and a slicked back ponytail (two things I still ask her for help with in my adult life!). Unfortunately for her, once I got old enough to dress myself I decided I wanted to rebel away from all of that. My favorite attire was basketball shorts, T-shirts and sneakers (cute, I know). That was also when my love of watching professional sports became my favorite pastime and my dad became my best friend. Still to this day you will find me on a couch with a beer in hand watching Sunday football with good ole dad!
Then came high school, boys and volleyball. It seemed like out of nowhere I did a 180 and became a fashionista! Although looking back, it doesn’t seem like my denim Abercrombie skirt was very cute. But, back then I thought I was rocking it! I really enjoyed styling outfits. I finally started to love going on those dreaded shopping trips with my Mom and my sister. We even took a few girls trips to New York City and I fell in love with the city.
When it came time to pick a major in college I was torn. Should I get a job with a solid income or go into fashion and hope to be able to pay the bills? With my mom’s encouragement to do what makes me happy, I decided to get a Fashion Merchandising degree from The University of Texas (Hook ‘em ). While working towards this degree, I was fortunate to be able to spend time in New York City doing internships with Donna Karan and Tibi. While in Austin, I did an internship with Kendra Scott and worked retail in a boutique. Post college my first job was as a merchandise associate and then associate buyer of jewelry for a national brand store.
Travel is the love of my life. I was lucky enough to study abroad in Barcelona, Spain while in college. During this time I visited many countries and found fashion inspiration in them all. While working, I found myself learning a lot but having a strong need to do my own thing. With the support and encouragement of family and friends I decided to leave my job and start my own jewelry boutique. The birth of Courtney Ray Jewelry! I couldn’t be more excited to share my love of fashion with all of you.
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Our Products / Services
Fashionable, fun jewelry at a reasonable price
Courtney Ray consists of earrings, bracelets and necklaces. The earrings are our biggest business because they are more fun, colorful and big while our necklaces are more understated. Earrings consist of a lot of tassels, colorful beads, semi precious stones and gold accents. Courtney Ray's necklaces consist of cubic zirconia stones, suede, fresh water pearls, semi precious stones and gold finishes.