These paperweights by Vilmain have lasting messages of inspiration, etched in these pewter paperweights crafted in Rhode Island. Each weight has an eye-catching, geometrically-inspired design, a pleasant heft, and a little burst of positivity. They’re uplifting gifts for recent grads, someone changing careers, or anyone that could use a little encouragement or a smile in their daily life.
In a somewhat crowded world, simplicity is a magnet. It sets the tone for every Vilmain gift, along with a potent mix of whimsy, inspiration and function. Expect to be engaged with every piece. Jewelry for the home. Treats for the table. Office accessories that turn desktops into mini-galleries. And personal accessories that reverse the spinning of an impersonal world. All beautifully designed, made in America.
Each product in Vilmain’s diverse line offers not one, but two delights. Of course, there is the treasure itself. Each piece comes nestled in a beautiful gift box, promising the quality inside. Vilmain realized a long time ago that it is the power of a first impression can never be underestimated!
Judy Vilmain was well along the path her life had taken when she began to realize she was on the wrong path. After much contemplation, she left her position as a university professor teaching experimental psychology in the Midwest and headed for the east coast to live near the ocean. The change in lifestyle wasn’t so she could follow her heart, but rather her hands. Growing up in Iowa, the love of decorative arts was woven into Judy Vilmain’s nature. She often wondered if can a girl from Iowa can find happiness using her head, her hands and her heart. With a smile, she sums up the 180-degree turn her life took over a decade ago.
Judy Vilmain’s dedication to building a sense of community is unswerving. Poured into the company’s very foundation is a commitment to embrace conscience in action. Judy has made a promise of good will to employees. The promise is kept with an enrichment program that funds employee’s continuing education and personal exploration. A yearly contribution is made to each employee’s charity of choice to non-profits. The promise is kept by donating 10% of annual profits to local and national non-profit organizations to our environment. The promise is kept by using recycled material whenever possible. And by donating excess materials to RI - Recycling for Education.