Posted on March 1, 2017
A few months ago a specialty shop in Boston, MA, called Gifted, began carrying a few of our pieces. Gifted is owned by Marie Corcoran, a local artist whose shop carries her own work, as well as the work of over 70 other U.S. artists. We thought it would be nice to get to know more about Marie and her mission to support fellow artists:
SCJ: Tell us a little bit about you!
Marie: “I have a degree in ceramics and photography and make jewelry for the shop. I love finding new artists, puppies (or pretty much anything with fur), volunteerism-I’ve been to The Ukraine, Haiti twice, Mexico three times and places throughout the US, and frozen yogurt.”
SCJ: How did you come to start your business?
Marie: “I always knew I wanted a shop and was lucky enough that it came earlier in my life than I expected. There was a small retail space available with a short term lease, so I dove in. After 2 years there I grew beyond the walls of my tiny shop and found a much bigger location only two blocks away. After 8 years, I’m still amazed at the support of the neighborhood and my customers and the amount of talented artists there are.”
SCJ: What kind of image or style do you try to convey to customers?
Marie: “We treat our customers like family. I never want them to feel like they’re just a sales receipt to us. I don’t have a particular style, but I am attracted to anything that makes the store feel more homey. After all, I spend a lot of time there so it’s basically my home as well.”
SCJ: What is your daily inspiration?
Marie: “Seeing other business owners doing well and working hard motivates me. I love that our community is there to help one another and not compete. I’m also so grateful for the love and support of customers and other businesses in the area.”
SCJ: What are your future hopes/dreams for your business?
Marie: “I try hard to carry mostly handmade goods and dream of being able to eventually weed out all imported items (except for the fair trade artists of course). Just being able to open the doors to my very own store every day is beyond my wildest dreams.”
SCJ: What do you like about Sarah Cornwell Jewelry?
Marie: “It’s inspirational, classic and well made. Very beautiful and perfect statement pieces that can be worn every day.”
We hope you enjoyed getting to know a bit about Marie and Gifted! If you live in the Boston area or are passing through, definitely make sure to say hello! If you don’t live by, you can always take a peek at the shop’s website here.
Remember to shop local!
Posted on October 12, 2016
What is a Custom Bridal Consultation? For brides to be who can’t seem to find the right jewelry to go with their gown, we offer them the opportunity to create their own! We know it can be hard to find a necklace that matches that sweetheart neckline or the perfect earrings to go with an up-do hairstyle, so we’re here to help!
Brides have the option to choose:
We want to help make your wedding day even more special, so let us design and create the jewelry you deserve to wear on your special day!
How do I setup a consultation and what does it entail, you ask? Just follow these steps!
Remember we want to give you an experience fit for a queen, so consultations are absolutely free and no commitment is necessary!
We hope you found this helpful, and we look forward to meeting all you brides to be out there!
Posted on September 28, 2016
First and foremost, it is our intent to create jewelry that makes our customers feel confident in themselves. We want them to feel fearless and beautiful all day, every day.
We don’t just purchase all of our materials online. Instead we take the time to handpick our gemstones and freshwater pearls in person, to ensure that we’re only providing you with the best ones.
When designing our jewelry we like to give our pieces a surprise design twist, such as an asymmetrical pattern or a gemstone in an unexpected place. We like to shake things up a bit!
We have a true passion for wanting to understand our customers . We always make it a habit to go out of our way to make sure our customers are happy with the pieces they purchase from us.
Our awareness of style trends keeps our jewelry designs fresh. However, we don’t like to stick too close to the trends, as some styles are timeless and we want you to stand out!
Even if our customers purchase only a small pair of earrings, we treat it like our most expensive pearl necklace. We create each piece with the same amount of dedication and hard work, because we truly believe our customers deserve the best.
We understand that sometimes you may fall in love a piece of jewelry, but that there is one small detail that you would prefer were different. If you let us know what you want to change, we will try our hardest to make it happen.
Even our kids love our designs, and you know how picky kids can be!
SCJ was founded in 2001 and we’re still going strong!
As we said before, we want you to stand out from the crowd! So when you wear our jewelry, you’re practically guaranteed a compliment!
Picking out gifts for all occasions can be difficult, but when gifting our jewelry you can feel rest assured that the recipient will love our special designs.
We believe in keeping our team tight-knit and in always crafting the jewelry ourselves. This keeps us from getting too caught up in the big picture, and it allows us to focus on the small things, like the hand-stamped details on your necklace.
You have a PTA event at your kid’s school? Wear SCJ. You have a work meeting at 1pm? Wear SCJ. You’re having drinks with friends? Wear SCJ! Our jewelry is created for the everyday woman. We know life can be chaotic, and we want you to always feel confident and beautiful. This is why we design our pieces to fit every occasion life throws your way.
Posted on September 14, 2016
We at SCJ are proud to announce that our Fall & Winter 2016-17 Collection is officially launched and up for sale on our Etsy shop!
The collection includes three new limited edition lines called, Harbor, Vine, and Salt. In these lines we have introduced some new styles, like our Gold Circle Charm Initial necklaces and our Round Rosie Wire earrings.
This collection focuses on the use of Moss Aquamarine, White Chalcedony, Smokey Quartz, and Grey Moonstone gems. As well as, some Pavé Diamonds set in 14k Gold included in a few of the necklaces. In addition, all pieces are available in either Sterling Silver or 14K Gold Filled.
If you have any questions concerning the collection or personalization of any pieces, please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Make sure to comment below and let us know what you think of our new collection!