Jewellery can be a lot of things. But, for designer and founder of Seneca Jewelry Sarah Jane Bourque, that thing is a commitment to excellence. With over two dozen years of experience as a professional designer backed by her education at SCAD, Woodbury University Art, and an apprenticeship in the world of haute couture in Paris, Sarah has been featured in a long list of prestigious stores, including Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Bloomingdales. Publications, such as People Magazine, Style, and British Vogue, have also paid attention to her designs, featuring them on their glossy pages.
But, while Sarah’s professional experience has accounted for much of her success, the thing that has inspired her most is starting a family. Seneca Jewelry, the latest creation from this talented designer, illuminates her latest design philosophy: “Strong, sleek, and principled with modern ease and sophistication.” Increasingly aware of how active most modern women are, Seneca Jewelry focuses on creating pieces that can transition from one thing to the next – and without ever sacrificing elegance or style.
“A bespoke line of handcrafted jewellery that merges modern edge and ease with ancient philosophy and personal meaning,” Seneca Jewelry makes use of a variety of different materials, including 18k gold, sterling silver, and natural gemstones, as well as unique patterns and textures that give character to each design. And, because each piece of jewellery is made just for you by hand in the United States, you can feel confident that your accessories really are works of art.
From simple stud earrings to charming necklaces and matching sets, each Seneca Jewelry collection is crafted with inspiration from the Roman philosopher Seneca’s most timeless wisdom. For those who wish to be reminded to cherish what they have, “Nothing is more honourable than a grateful heart.” For others who have endured or are enduring difficult times, “It is a rough road that leads to the heights of greatness.” And, of course, for us all: “If you wish to be loved, love.”
The theme behind the Sanguine Heart Collection, to be loved by first loving, infuses each piece with an extra special meaning: To, above all, remain cheerfully optimistic and hopeful. The sanguine heart symbol is incorporated into each piece of jewellery in the collection – from Forget Me Not Rings to Station Cuffs and Drop Earrings.
Seneca Jewelry, which is available to buy online, is recognised by its outstanding craftsmanship and beauty. The intricate process, which takes place in Sarah’s design loft in Arizona, ensures that commitment to excellence is found in every piece.
Timeless and purposeful, giving or receiving a special piece of jewellery marks a moment in time. This piece of jewellery will be treasured for years to come, maybe even passed down for generations. To help ensure that it will, choose something that is made with care, attention, and a whole lot of sanguine.
For more information and to shop the collections online, visit: senecajewelry.com