The Greenville community is very near and dear to Julie's heart. In keeping with this spirit she has been involed with many community groups and functions including:
Julie Brashier started working at a local department store when she was 16, learning customer service, retail sales and engraving before graduating from Furman University and taking a job as a probation and parole officer. After only six months, she was told that the job was not customer service - that she was “the worst probation officer Greenville County has ever had” - and that she should think of something else to do. Her next job, working at a jewelry store, turned out to be a providential one. She has been in jewelry sales ever since.
“A day at Julie’s jewels and Gifts is another opportunity for me to help someone make a special occasion memorable, ” she said. “The store is my dream of having jewelry and gifts for every occasion and at every price. It was created from my dream of old Main Street Jewelry stores, and like those stores, Julie’s can make an inexpensive gift memorable or we can create jewelry from pictures, drawings or ideals”
Brashier says her favorite thing about the Upstate is the people, and that while there are plenty of places to live, it is hard to find a hometown - “I plan to stay here the rest of my life.”
She says she has learned one very important thing from her customers, a thought that explains her success.
“Ask questions and listen. Try to find out what is important to people and help them achieve it.”
Voted Best Jewelry
Julie's Jewels & Gifts was voted Best Jewelry in the Upstate for 7 years straight!
Member of Board
Julie is a former member of the Board of Directors for Senior Action.
Honored as a Palmetto Patriot in 2010 by Lt. Gov Andre Bauer. 2nd highest honor in the state.
Volunteer of the year at Boys Home of the South in 2008