About Hespera

About HESPERA and Creative Director Eric Ruyak

            HESPERA is a new luxury jewelry brand that takes the most beautiful natural materials available and creates stunning statement pieces that tug on the veil between the worlds of Art and Fashion.

            Taking advantage of the world’s finest semi-precious materials, no two pieces of HESPERA jewelry are alike.  Though similar in innovation of design, the inherent beauty of the variations among the materials leave each completely unique from the last.  Brilliant colors of Agate, gleaming pieces of Lapis and Amethyst, antique and hand-carved medallions of Jade are all examples of the beautiful components of each stunning accessory.

            Unique and exuberant, every piece of HESPERA jewelry doesn’t just enhance the statement, it makes it.



            ERIC RUYAK has been designing jewelry since his freshman year of college at Northwestern University.  Blending his knack for enhancing personal expression with his interest in visual art, he began producing jewelry for friends and family, and ultimately acquired  more requests than he had time to fill.  After graduation, he kept creating pieces for a private clientele base.  After years of experience with commissioned works, Eric launched HESPERA in 2011 to allow for a larger audience to experience his personal version of Art meets Fashion.

            Eric is also an outspoken advocate for the survivors of childhood sexual abuse and can be found discussing his own experiences and how to support victims and change the system of violence against vulnerable people, especially children.  His story has been told in various publications, including Vanity Fair.

Return Policy:

Due to the limited production of our pieces, Hespera no longer tenders refunds.  Orders returned with 14 days of PURCHASE are eligible for store credit.
Sale items are FINAL SALE.
Pieces purchased with a Hespera Gift Card can only be returned for store credit.

Custom pieces and special order pieces can never be returned or exchanged.


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