LAKE FOREST, CA. Theresa Gray, mother of 4 young children, started her jewelry business, Treasures & Jewels, about 5 years ago in an effort to help support local charities. Mrs. Gray designs and creates a line of Sterling Silver and Swarovski Crystal Jewelry, which is geared towards attracting individuals seeking jewelry with meaning and inspiration.

While her mother-in-law was dying of cancer, she was inspired to create a salvation bracelet called “The Present … Live not in the memory of the past, nor for the promises of the future, but live for the gift that is today, the present.” The bracelet was designed to help bring spiritual healing. It is made using six different colored Swarovski crystals, each crystal with its own biblical scripture and a sterling silver cross charm.

To help promote awareness of breast cancer, Mrs. Gray designed a bracelet using pink Swarovski crystals and crystal pearls, and a pink ribbon charm. A bookmark is also available using Rose Quartz, Swarovski Crystals and Rose Quartz. Quartz is said to be the universal healing stone, able to clarify what needs to be healed or balanced and assist in the transformation. The crystals are reputed to promote hope, happiness and optimism. More specifically, Rose Quartz is more likely known as the "love stone” because of its emotional properties.

In addition to the American Cancer Society, Treasures & Jewels has made available for sale, and/or donated numerous gift items to charitable organizations including, the American Red Cross, various local churches, CHOC Hospital, M.O.P.S., Mom's groups, Muscular Dystrophy, Nightlight Christian Adoption Agency, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation, and various local hospitals, all in the effort to raise awareness and money for research.

Most recently, Treasures & Jewels participated in a fundraiser to support the 20:1 Third Grade classroom size reduction for the Saddleback Valley Unified School District. Due to the efforts of everyone involved, monies in excess of $300k were raised and they were successful in implementing this program district wide.

During the nations most tragic moments on September 11, 2001, Mrs. Gray designed a patriotic bracelet entitled “Freedom”. This patriotic bracelet symbolizes our nation’s strength, unity and patriotism.” An exclusive "Freedom” B-1 Bomber bracelet has been designed for the B-1 Store at the Dyess Air. Mrs. Gray has also had requests to design patriotic bracelets for the widows and families of our valiant men and women who have sacrificed their lives for our country and in memory of those who lost their lives innocently, on September 11, 2001. The bracelets are made using a silver charm of the World Trade Center or a military charm. This bracelet can be custom made with a charm of your choosing.

To see a complete line of jewelry and gift items available for sale, please visit her website at If you are a non-profit organization seeking gifts to be included in your fundraising efforts, please contact Mrs. Theresa Gray directly at (714) 273-1305.