Hello! I am Risa Borsykowsky, owner of Jewelry Info Place. I have always loved the arts, crafts, and design. I have taken dozens of classes through the years in all kinds of crafts such as basket making, jewelry making, watercolor, oil, & acrylic painting, photography, calligraphy, and pottery. My shelves are filled with the beautiful pottery plates, bowls, mugs, and vases that I’ve made. My watercolor paintings hang from the walls. I love photography. I love color, shapes, textures, symmetry, and asymmetry. In high school, I was the Arts Editor for New Youth Communications, and I was an Arts & Crafts counselor during the summers. In 1988, I graduated with a B.A. in Liberal Arts from S.U.N.Y. Stony Brook in New York.
A lot has happened to me since my oldest son, Joshua, was born in 1999. When Joshua was 6 months old, I took my first web design class. It wasn’t easy juggling my full-time job, a newborn, and classes on the weekend, but by June 2000, I was able to make web design my career and work from home and be with my baby more (and add two more boys along the way – Daniel and Benjamin).I have been married to my high school sweetheart, Michael, since 1990 and we dated for seven years before that. One of our first dates was Billy Joel’s 1982-83 New Year’s Eve concert. I have been blessed with three incredible boys and we love to go bike riding and camping.
I’ve had the best web design clients over the years, but my biggest thrill and challenge is designing and writing for my own websites. I launched Jewish Gift Place in 2007 and soon stopped taking on new clients to work on my growing e-commerce website full-time. In 2010, I launched Handmade Gift Place. I sell a lot of jewelry on my websites and have received many calls over the years from customers asking many jewelry related questions. What is rose gold? What is vermeil? What is 24K gold electroplated over metal? What are Swarovski crystals? I searched the internet with these questions, and was surprised that I didn’t always find the answers so quickly. Sometimes it wouldn’t be until the 3rd page of search results that I’d find an answer that I could understand. It was when I was searching for the answer to What is Rose Gold? that I had the idea to start the website, Jewelry Info Place, to answer the most frequently asked questions about jewelry.
I hope you find the answers that you came looking for here. If there is a question that is not answered here, or if there is a new topic of questions to cover, please let me know at info @ jewelryinfoplace. com.
Thanks for visiting!