Cristina Yanez knew many years ago she wanted to have a career at JTV. One day while flipping through the television channels, she stumbled across JTV and it was love at first sight. At the time, Cristina was working at a local jewelry store in North Carolina and was blown away with the concept of being able to share her love for beautiful jewelry, not only with a small handful of people, but with customers all across the United States.
Wanting a change of pace, Cristina moved to New York City where she was discovered by JTV. Now the rest is history in the making. A big city girl at heart, Cristina is always out and about, exploring the happenings in Knoxville and surrounding cities. She is a lover of Jesus, family, friends and a great cup of coffee.
What are your go-to gifts from JTV?
My go-to gifts are Off Park earrings, because they're big, bold, sassy and a great price.
What is your go-to travel jewelry?
I always make sure to pack big hoops, Artisan of Bali bangles, black spinel and Jewel School tassel earrings.
How did you get your start in the jewelry business?
I was laid off from the job before, and was looking for something new. My friend approached me about an opportunity at a jewelry store. I thought to myself - I could see myself playing in diamonds and gemstones all day, that doesn’t seem too bad! That was over 10 years ago and the rest is history.
What are the most meaningful items in your jewelry collection?
The most meaningful item in my jewelry collection is a pearl and 14k gold ring my mom gave me. I love its shape and unusualness about it, and I always get compliments. Any cross or religious piece to be my daily reminder and my puppy paw ring I wear everywhere I go when my dog is not with me.