The story starts with a trip to China, while Jeremy was still a flight attendant in his early 20s. During the trip, he wandered into an exotic pearl market. There, he was drawn to a strand of the beautiful gems, which he handpicked by instinct. Back in the States, a jeweler told him they were worth twenty times the price he originally paid. Jeremy immediately cashed in his entire paycheck and returned to Asia to buy every pearl he could afford - never looking back on his bills or his job. Thankfully, his risky venture paid off. And thus Pearl Paradise was born.
Over the next eight years, Jeremy visited Asia more than two hundred times, eagerly learning everything there was to know about pearls. He studied their cultivation process from beginning to end, and developed friendships with the people who farmed them.