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Solana Beach jewelry designer learns the ropes of big retail while making name for herself in entertainment industry

By Claire Harlin

At only 27 years old, Solana Beach resident Jackie Nicole Brown has already achieved and overcome more than many do in their lifetime. In 2009, she launched a large-scale, nationwide jewelry company in which she managed big celebrity contracts and, in 2011, she starred as the “budget fashionista” on the Style Network TV show “Look For Less.”

Most challenging though, was when she went too big too quick with her former jewelry line that rose quickly when she acquired a celebrity clientele right off the bat, and saw it end with a stressful legal dispute with her former partner.

“This is like something Donald Trump would go through,” said...