"Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier." -Mother Teresa
Who We Were: Our Mariamor Coin Jewelry Origin Story
Who we are now: The Good Hearted by Mariamor
In January of 2022 I created a coin for our Mariamor Inspirational Coin Jewelry company that read: FIND GOOD. The idea behind that coin was that there was joy and beauty to be found in each day if only we open our hearts enough to see it. Fast forward to December of 2022. I had spent a year loving on our two new baby boys and had the wonderful blessing to be able to stay at home with them while I ran Mariamor. Unfortunately, there came a point during that year when I felt that, with the current business model, I was not able to spend the amount of time and energy on neither Mariamor nor my boys and that a change had to be made. The decision was difficult yet simple. My family had to come first.
The minute we announced that we were closing, however, I was wildly overwhelmed by the amount of love, support, and kindness from our customers, family, and friends. I had dozens of texts, emails, and calls sharing with me the impact that our company, our coins, and our messages had on the lives of others and requests for the continuation of Mariamor. I have always felt that it was my mission and my call to bring light and love to the lives of others. With requests and stories like that, how could I not try to continue Mariamor somehow? This felt like a bit of a message, if you know what I mean.
Mariamor was never just about the jewelry. As it stated on the front page of our original Mariamor website, “Mariamor is more than just jewelry, it’s love.” Mariamor was about spreading love and light to the world around you in whatever way was special to you. So, I thought… let’s do that! Let’s spread love in a multitude of ways, not just jewelry! Why close when you can expand instead?
Enter: The Good Hearted by Mariamor
The Good Hearted is a play off the January 2022 FIND GOOD coin by Mariamor, a message originally inspired by my two young sons (read more on the The Story Behind The Names page). Our mission with this new side of the brand is to help inspire our good hearts to shine for others. Just as our mission with Mariamor was to spread love, the same rings true here. We will continue to create messages of hope, inspiration, joy, strength, faith, and happiness and hope that as they light up your life, that your light can then shine in the lives of others. Just as Mother Teresa said, I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone that creates many ripples. The goodness, grace, and love that you share with the world will surely create many ripples and will change the world for the better!
We hope that you love these new designs, whether as additions to an already curated Mariamor collection or as your first experience with one of our pieces, and that they bring you the strength, love, happiness, or encouragement that you need daily. Thank you for being a part of our mission. Now go on and spread that love and let your good heart shine!
Mary Grace Schmidt, Founder/CEO
It takes a village....
There is book called It Takes a Village: and other lessons children teach us that was written in 1996. In this book, it states that raising a child is not a one-man job, but that to be done well, it takes a group of committed and supportive individuals nurturing and guiding that child through his or her life. The same is to be said about Mariamor and The Daily Good by Mariamor. Mariamor and the Daily Good are my babies, and in that light, it takes a Village to help them grow properly. I am so grateful to my family and friends who are so incredibly supportive of this journey and of Mariamor. I know that I could not do it without each and every one of you. I love you guys with all of my heart! Thank you for always being there for me!