Artist Loriece Boatright

 

I graduated from George Brown College in 1978 with a degree in Jewelry Arts. I developed my skills as a goldsmith working for a local jewelry store, which prepared me to follow my dream and open my own custom jewelry business.

I had always been fascinated by horses, so when my friends invited me to join their riding lessons, I jumped at the opportunity.  I visited the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto later that year in search of jewelry that celebrated the horse and equestrian lifestyle, but surprisingly it lacked representation.  I then shifted my entire focus finding inspiration in all things horse, from my morning hacks, working in the arena and tending the barn. I literally carved, sculpted and cast these experiences into my art – pieces of fine gold and sterling silver that articulated the special relationship between the riders and their horses.

My work has always been about creating authenticity through detail. When I am in my studio working, I am in the zone. All inspirations and skills combine as one. It’s comparable to riding, being collected and engaging all elements to create a light and powerful flow of movement and beauty. At that very moment, you and the horse are one.

The various disciplines offer me an unlimited resource to create from; however, it is the custom orders that feed my creative soul. From the very first riding lesson, I became a transitive medium capturing the customer’s imagination to create an artistic piece of jewelry that will tell their story and leave a lasting impression for generations to pass down.

 

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About the Jewelry

About Materials – We use only precious metals. We source our precious and semi-precious stones from suppliers around the world.

Horse in Heart Creation -step HWhether you’re a horse lover, a true equestrian or simply have an appreciation for fine custom jewelry, you’ll find something for every occasion. There’s a unique jewelry piece for everyone among our equine-inspired products. Choose from bracelets, brooches, earrings, pendants, rings and a full range of equestrian and seasonal giftware. We cover the full range of riding disciplines including dressage, hunter/ jumper, western, eventing, and fox hunting. Some jewelry pieces can be customized to reflect the various breeds such as quarter horses, Trakehner, Hanoverian, Holsteiner, Oldenburg, Westphalian, Danish, Dutch and Swedish Warmblood.

Use your Imagination – Most items are available in Sterling Silver, or 14 carat white or yellow Gold. We can also do Platinum or 18 carat Gold. Where diamonds and gemstones are used, you’re able to specify the type of stones you’d like. If you think a piece can be enhanced with some diamonds or gemstones, just send us an Inquiry with your thoughts and we’ll see what we can do.

Diamonds and Gemstones – Diamonds and gemstones displayed in our pictures are “promotional” grade and represent a consistent calibre in our pieces. We’d be pleased to upgrade diamonds or gemstones to even higher grades to achieve exactly the color and brilliance that you are looking for.

Special Occasions – We have a variety of jewelry that can be adorned with gemstones for birthdays or to represent a particular anniversary. Many people are unaware that there is a gemstone for almost every anniversary year. We can help you select beautiful gemstones to meet your needs. In addition to birthdays and anniversaries, there are many occasions where a piece of jewelry can be very appropriate. Santa Claus is always looking for new ideas – but there are also school graduations and other achievements. Just send us an Inquiry with your thoughts.

About the Company

In 2006 Loriece relocated Bits & Pieces Equine Jewelry Ltd. from Canada to Howell, near Detroit, Michigan, where she now operates as Designs by Loriece Ltd. All materials, labor and manufacturing are obtained and carried out in the US and Canada – a tradition that is proudly and steadfastly maintained.

Loriece Boatright continues to produce world-class equestrian jewelry and gifts that will keep the company at the forefront of the horse industry for years to come.
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Environmentally Conscious

We purchase our precious metals from a Responsible Source SCS Certified Company.
  • Conflict free material sources
  • Manufactured with fair labor practices in North America
  • Nickel, Lead and Toxic Metal free
  • 100% of recycled content of precious metals
  • An established baseline of energy, water, waste and GHGs with a serious commitment to reduce impact over time.
Our leather products are free of lead, AZO’s, PCP, Mercury, Formaldehyde, Chromium VI, Cadmium and other carcinogenic/hazardous chemicals.
Our jewelry boxes are made with 100% recycled cardboard (90% postconsumer waste) the largest component of the box by weight making our boxes one of the most sustainable products in the retail packaging industry.

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