Meet Jane

gray horseThank you for visiting my web site and your interest in my jewelry. The designs have been a labor of love that has combined my love of horses and jewelry together into a unique brand of distinctive, timeless jewelry that you can treasure for many years. Many of you have told me how much you appreciate the true likenesses and often see your own horse in the designs.

Jane Heart LLC has been manufacturing and marketing equestrian jewelry since 1994. After a successful management career with Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Gucci, I took a leap of faith and decided to follow my heart and create a business of my own. Jane is my middle name and so Jane Heart was born! Many know me as Jane and I use it more and more. Horses were always a passion for me, and one of my very favorite outfits as a child was that of a cowgirl complete with red felt hat! Jewelry was another passion developed during my retailing days, and when I could not find a horse head belt buckle that I liked, I decided to design my own. From there the Collections have grown as well as endured, and new designs are continually added.

In 2008, I was privileged to announce my licensed jewelry for Barbaro where a portion of the sales benefits The Fund for Laminitis Research at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. Jewelry for Secretariat was licensed in 2010 and benefits the Secretariat Foundation started by Mrs. Penny Chenery. Jewelry for Ravel, the award winning Dressage champion, made its debut in 2013 and the benefits the United States Dressage Federation Ravel Education Grant program. In 2014, jewelry for Man o’ War was introduced and a portion of the proceeds benefits The Kentucky Horse Park Foundation for the preservation of Man o’ War’s statue which is also his final resting place. Jewelry for 2015 Triple Crown winner American Pharoah was licensed in 2016 and benefits various equine charities. More information about these designs can be found under Press Releases on the Home page. It is an honor to have designs for these incredible horses and benefit their charities and organizations.

After living in Pennsylvania, Florida, Texas, and Illinois, and Nevada currently I am back in Scottsdale, Arizona and will be doing shows here. Shows in Kentucky will include Rolex in April, Breyerfest in July, and the US Dressage Finals in November. My husband, Dennis, often travels with me and is the official “jewelry polisher” and my helpful advisor.

It is very rewarding to have jewelry designs that so many clients enjoy…as one told me that lives in California…”your jewelry excites me.”

Peggy Jane Matzie