The Story Behind Jane Seymour’s Open Hearts Jewelry

The way Mark Light, president and CEO of Sterling Jewelers, tells it, it was a stroke of luck his company ever met the acquaintance of Jane Seymour. As a sponsor of the American Music Awards, Sterling was invited to an ABC dinner. Jane Seymour, then white hot after her classy turn on ABC's Dancing With the Stars, was seated with the Sterling team. Like any jeweler would, Light noticed Seymour's jewelry. Seymour explained that her piece was based on one of her paintings and custom-designed by her personal jeweler. That painting, with two hearts linked together, dramatized a philosophy that came from Seymour's mother: "If your heart is open, love will find a way." "I thought: 'That's phenomenal,'" Light recalls. "I said, 'Do you know who I am? I am the president and CEO of Sterling Jewelers. We are the largest jeweler in America.' She had no idea. Talk about fate." Light brought the
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