Harvest The Light
26 Rankin St
Rockland, ME 04841
HOURS OF OPERATION:
Opening to the public June 2, 2023
CALL: (207) 256-2533
Seth Gideon Fainkujen was raised in a family with a deep appreciation for the arts. From a young age, Seth knew that he wanted to be an artist and pursued his passion by studying fine art and painting. He attended Belfast area High School where he excelled in art and graduated with the class of 2000.
It was during his upbringing that Seth’s mother, an antique jewelry dealer, introduced him to the world of fine jewelry. This ignited a new passion in Seth that would ultimately shape his career. He left Maine to attend the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) to learn the craft of jewelry making, where he impressed his peers and teachers alike.
Upon completing his studies at GIA, an instructor encouraged Seth to take a job as a bench jeweler in San Diego, where he honed his skills and continued to learn on the job. His talent and craftsmanship eventually elevated him to become a master jeweler at Oliver Smith Jewelers in Scottsdale, Arizona.
In 2010, Seth launched his own business, Mother of Gideon, which focused on bespoke bridal designs and southwestern-inspired jewelry. His unique designs quickly garnered attention, and he was awarded Best Jeweler in Phoenix for three consecutive years.
In 2018, Seth moved back to Maine and began working on his new project, Harvest The Light. With this venture, he looks forward to integrating into the vibrant arts community in Rockland, Maine. His jewelry designs are inspired by the natural surroundings, as well as its rich artistic heritage of the area.
Seth makes each piece of jewelry by hand, from concept to completion, and his skilled work is a true embodiment of wearable art. He is constantly seeking out new inspiration and creating unique pieces for his Harvest The Light storefront.
Seth’s passion for jewelry making has taken him on a remarkable journey, from studying at GIA to becoming a master jeweler and launching his own successful business. Through Harvest The Light, he continues to innovate and create beautiful, one-of-a-kind pieces of jewelry that reflect his unique vision and artistic talent.