Tuesday, October 29, 2013

It Is Too Hard To Say Goodbye

Dear Friends and Fans, 

I am announcing with a heavy heart that Jeanine Payer, Inc. as we know it will be closing on January 1st of 2014, which is the right decision at this time.

The poetry that surrounds us here has a magical effect.  We hear innumerable stories from you that are inspiring, trans-formative and moving; always so personal, as the work we create is to all of us.  I am and always will be uplifted by these stories, both happy and sad, and the fact that you chose to commemorate events, milestones and celebrations for yourselves and for your loved ones with just the right design and passage.  We recognize how meaningful this company and the jewelry we make are to so many of you.  It is very special to all of us as well and we will miss it terribly!

Love is where the art starts, and I am at a place in my life where, as a mother of a six year old, I want to put my heart and soul into raising my son.   I am not sure what the future will hold, and I am keeping the door open to possibilities regarding this work that I so love and to the poetry that inspires it. For the time, it is important for me to focus inward and on my family to create a space for future creative/artistic outlets.

As hard as it has been to write this, right now I am feeling a tremendous amount of gratitude for your loyalty and support and for all the incredible people who have worked here with me over these past 25 years.
With much love and my deepest thanks,

Jeanine Payer


  1. Getting a piece of your jewelry became part of my visits to SF. Visiting your store there was always such a special experience. When the store closed I was thankful that I could still order online if the mood hit. I am sad to see you go but applaud your decision to focus on your son. As a teacher I see far too few women making that decision. You will never regret this choice. Is it too late to order one last piece?
    Bless you in this new chapter of your life.

  2. Best of luck, love and eveything. The true adventure of motherhood is unparalleled. May your journey be a smooth one.

  3. I just didn't feel right not sending you a quick note. I am a jewelry designer in Atlanta, and your work has been an inspiration to me since I started my company in 2005. The craftsmanship and artistry that goes into each piece and the emotion provoking words are truly exceptional. Some day I hope to own one! I only wish you the best, and hope that we will see you again in the future. Best of Luck. Michelle Rhodes

  4. I can't believe...
    Jeanine, I'm wearing your jewelry for 15 years, and thank you every time.
    I will wear your Jewelry from now on.