Designs by Loriece
Made For a Rider, By a Rider.
About the Jewelry
About Materials – We exclusively work with precious and semi-precious stones sourced from suppliers around the world. All designs are available in your choice of sterling silver, 14kt yellow, white, and rose gold. For specific pieces, we can offer Platinum or 18 carat gold. 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.
Diamonds and Gemstones – Diamonds and gemstones displayed in our pictures are promotional grade and represent a consistent caliber 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. You may specify the type of stones you’d like where diamonds and gemstones are used. If you think a piece can be enhanced with some diamonds or gemstones, send us an inquiry with your thoughts and we can work together.
Special Occasions – We have a variety of jewelry that can be adorned with gemstones for birthdays, special achievements, holidays or to represent a particular anniversary. There is a gemstone for almost every anniversary year, so we can turn your memories into timeless pieces. We can help you select beautiful gemstones to meet your needs for your special occasion.
About the Company
Handmade for Over 25 Years
Loriece Boatright produces world-class equestrian jewelry and gifts that will keep the company at the forefront of the lifestyle industry for years to come. In 2006, Loriece relocated Bits & Pieces Equine Jewelry Ltd. from Canada to Howell, 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.
- 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% post-consumer waste) the largest component of the box by weight making our boxes some of the most sustainable in the retail packaging industry.
Loriece graduated from George Brown College in 1978 with a degree in Jewelry Arts. She developed her skills as a goldsmith working for a local jewelry store, which prepared her to follow her dream of owning a custom jewelry business.
Loriece has always been fascinated by horses, so when her friends invited her to join their riding lessons, she jumped at the opportunity. She visited the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto later that year in search of jewelry that celebrated the equestrian lifestyle but found no representation. So she shifted her focus to finding inspiration on all things horse, from her morning hacks to working in the arena and tending the barn. Loriece molded and blended these experiences into her art – creating pieces of fine gold and sterling silver that articulated the special relationship between riders and their horses.
Designs by Loriece is about creating authenticity through detail. When Loriece is in her studio, her inspirations and skills combine as one. The feeling is comparable to riding; being collected and engaging all elements to create a light and powerful flow of movement and beauty. At that very moment, rider and horse are one.
Various disciplines offer an unlimited resource to create with. From the very first riding lesson, Loriece 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.
Detroit Horse Power has brought over 400 Detroit youth to partner horse barns outside the city for free summer horse camps and an after school program since 2015. These programs teach riding, horse care, and the social-emotional skills we learn from partnering with horses - Perseverance, Empathy,
Over the last five years, Detroit Horse Power has also been searching for the right vacant land site within Detroit’s city limits to build an urban equestrian center. This future facility will increase the scale and accessibility of Detroit Horse Power’s youth impact program and strengthen the Detroit neighborhoods where students grow up. In October 2019, DHP reached an agreement with the Detroit Public Schools Community District and is now track to open this transformational new facility on a 14-acre demolished school site by early 2023.
Established in 1995, the farm is run by our Board of Directors, a small staff of 5 employees and over 100 volunteers helping care for 70 horses at any given time! Their programs include 2 volunteer shifts per day seven days a week, the groom team, the rehabilitation and training team and the maintenance team. Their property of 22 acres holds 23 pastures, a small indoor arena, the Madi Memorial Arena (outdoor) and the Rehabilitation and Obstacle Training Course.
Horses' Haven's mission is to rescue, rehabilitate, retrain and re-home at risk equines. They assist law enforcement agencies and accept surrendered horses from owners displaying a clear need for help (we are not a retirement facility). Their goal is to find every horse in our care a forever home through adoption. This is accomplished through medical rehabilitation and training to ensure each horse, rideable or not, has the skills needed to be a good equine citizen.
Find out more at https://www.horseshaven.org.
Amber Marshall Collection
Amber Marshall is a Canadian actress, singer, equestrian and the star of “Heartland,” a CBC Drama in its 15th Season. We have designed and made a jewelry line for the "Heartland" star available on her website at https://ambermarshall.com/