JGM Jewelers was founded by Melanie Oates, a single mom to a set of disabled twins. JGM stands for Julius, Genell, Melanie. Julius is autistic and Genell has a rare genetic disorder that leaves her severely developmentally delayed. With Melanie's love for jewelry, she only could find jewelry in the shape of a ribbon to support causes that she cared about. She wanted a way to still show her personality while wearing a unique statement piece that also symbolized a cause. Melanie founded JGM Jewelers to do just that, be the jewelry company that is "more than a ribbon".
Melanie prides herself for ensuring she paves the way and sets an example for other moms raising children with disabilities to show them it is possible to be your own boss while making an impact in the community. Not only does each item represent a cause, JGM Jewelers also gives back a portion of all sales to a nonprofit organization that provides educational and financial support to persons living with a chronic illness.