Eva Pauline Lizares Si is a self-confessed lover of sparkly things. While we know that not everything that sparkles is gold, Eva has successfully made gold from anything that sparkles, she recalls that she loves making and wearing fashion accessories. She started making her own line in Grade 3 with the use of fake pearls and plastic beads. She wore some and then sold the rest. The enterprise happened because she said that her mom wouldn’t buy her these trinkets and so she resolved to make her own. In college, Eva started to take the business side more seriously. She had the name ChiEvs Stones and Crystals registered with DTI so that she not only has a brand but also a business name as well. With P1,500 as her start-up capital, she started buying for her initial inventory. She was 20 years old then. Fast forward eight years later, Eva started importing Swarovski crystals and natural gemstones from the United States, India, and Hong Kong. She sourced out different gems in countries where there is rich concentration of the minerals. She knows all about these through much research. And to further enhance her knowledge, Eva enrolled with an online gemology course that she successfully finished. She takes photos of her creations and makes sure that no two designs are the same. Sometimes, she makes a line, but made of different colored gems. That way, you are sure that if you own a piece of ChiEvs jewelry, you know that there is nothing like that anywhere.