Did you have any concerns going into the process?
In some ways you are putting a lot of trust into the designer, especially when handing over a family heirloom (Ariel's paternal grandmother's ring), so we were concerned about leaving the ring in good hands that we felt shared our values and aesthetic.
Ashley put us at ease - she really understood what we wanted, and always checked with us throughout the process about every little detail to make sure we were absolutely comfortable and happy with it and we are!
What was your favorite part of the experience?
When we started looking for designers we checked out all the usual hip jewelry designers in Brooklyn, but then Ariel's mom just happened to come across Ashley on Instagram and suggested we check her out. We were quickly won over not just by Ashley's work, but by her incredible good vibes, and were thrilled we found her. We wanted to have an experience making this ring together, so to work with a designer like Ashley allowed us to have a direct relationship with her, and to connect to the finished ring in a more personal way. We love looking at the ring now and knowing we were part of the experience of creating it.
What drew you to A.M. Thorne?
Simple and extremely delicate aesthetic! The design in every piece is so minimal, thoughtful and well executed.