A 2010 alumna of Fishers Island School, Andrea Grader is the third generation behind the counter at Grader Jewelers.
In the October 18. 2014 interview by Faye Parenteau in The Day’s, Grace Magazine, Andrea explains her love of the family business.
Grace Profile: Andrea Grader
She felt drawn to the profession, so she started taking on more hours the summer after her junior year in college. By the time she graduated with her bachelor’s in business administration from Southern New Hampshire University, she said, there was no question in her heart. She went to her parents and asked to join the company full time.
It was evidently the right decision.
“I just love everything about it,” she said. “It’s hard to describe because I really do love it all. I love the people, I love the jewelry.”