SCJ in Boston!

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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.”

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Marie and some of the lovely gifts sold in her shop!

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.”

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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!

Seriously Stylish Mixing…

Trend Alert: Mixing Metals!

Mixing yellow gold, rose gold, and silver, has typically been snubbed by the fashion industry and women everywhere. But the times are changing, and we are celebrating!

This trend allows you to be more creative with your jewelry choices and to experiment with new looks. Instead of being worried about matching every piece, have fun mixing it up!

Many of our pieces feature mixed metals or can be customized to feature mixed metals. Also, our pieces can be layered so that you can achieve the mixed metal look you desire.

One look you can try the look is with our bangles:

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We now offer four different types of bangles made from either 14k gold filled or sterling silver, that are perfect for layering! You can find them here.

Another way to achieve the look is layering our bangles and chain bracelets:

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Not only does this break up the chunkiness of the bangles, it adds some color with gemstones! You can find the bangles here and the chain bracelets here.

You can also try layer necklaces:

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This lets you play with mixing metals and different lengths! You can find our necklaces here.

And finally, you can wear a piece that is made of mixed metals:

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This necklace uses both 14k gold filled and sterling sliver, that gives it a unique look while still being simplistic. Unfortunately, you can’t purchase this piece just yet, but look forward to it in our new Spring & Summer 2017 collection to be release in just a few weeks!

We hope you enjoyed our mixed metal looks, and that you share some of you own stylish looks with us!

 

 

Custom Bridal Consultations

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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:

  • If they want their pieces to be made of 14k Gold Filled of Sterling Silver
  • What the length of their necklace and/or earrings will be to match their neckline
  • If they want to include a bracelet in the set
  • What color gems or pearls they want used to match their dress or wedding theme
  • If they want a personalized metal tag attached to the clasp (could feature initials or the wedding date)
  • If they want to have pieces made for their bridal party

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!

  1. Fill out the Custom Bridal Consultation Form here.
  2. Give us 48 hours to respond through email.
  3. Have pictures of your dress and other important details ready to send.
  4. We will then contact you asking what a good time to talk over the phone would be.
  5. Then we talk, brainstorm, and create!
  6. Also expect us to check in periodically throughout the 2-4 weeks it takes to make your jewelry, to give you updates.
  7. At the end of the 2-4 weeks, expect your bridal jewelry to arrive!

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!

 

 

 

13 Reasons to Love Sarah Cornwell Jewelry

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What makes Sarah Cornwell Jewelry so special? Here’s what we think sets us apart from the rest:

1) SCJ makes you feel beautiful.

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.

2) We hand pick our gemstones and freshwater pearls ever year in NYC.

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.

3) Our pieces always have a design twist.

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!

4) Our customers are special to us and we want them to know it.

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.

5) We’re aware of the trends, but we want you to stand out!

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!

6) Even the smallest purchase is treated like the most extravagant.

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.

7) We do our best to make your design dreams a reality.

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.

8) Our 3 daughters (ages 6,7,8) say our jewelry “is awesome!”

Even our kids love our designs, and you know how picky kids can be!

9) SCJ has been in business for over 15 years.

SCJ was founded in 2001 and we’re still going strong!

10) You will get stopped regularly and have people say “I love your jewelry, where did you get it?” or “what is that amazing stone you are wearing!?”

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!

11) Gifting SCJ is always a good choice!

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.

12) SCJ is a family owned and operated business and all pieces are handcrafted in Doylestown, PA.

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.

13) Our designs are always versatile and easy to wear.

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.

We hope you enjoyed reading about the 13 Reasons to Love SCJ, and hope that you have few reasons of your own!

New Fall & Winter 2016-17 Collection!

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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.

The new collection can be found in our Etsy Shop under the category ‘Limited Edition.’ If you would like to browse the full collection before you go to our shop, check out the online catalog here.

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If you have any questions concerning the collection or personalization of any pieces, please do not hesitate to contact us at hello@sarahcornwelljewelry.com!

Make sure to comment below and let us know what you think of our new collection!

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