Andrea Grader brings fresh perspective to family business

Andrea Grader is shown with a popular collection of interchangeable “coins” by designer Nikki Lissoni. The pieces can be fitted into earrings, necklaces and bracelets, making for truly personalized accessories. Peter M. Weber photo
Andrea Grader is shown with a popular collection of interchangeable “coins” by designer Nikki Lissoni. The pieces can be fitted into earrings, necklaces and bracelets, making for truly personalized accessories. Peter M. Weber photo

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.

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.”

Grace Profile: Andrea Grader
New England lighthouse ornaments are an 18-year tradition at the company. Peter M. Weber photo
New England lighthouse ornaments are an 18-year tradition at the company. Peter M. Weber photo

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