Ashley Velez on Dec 22, 2016
The locket is beautiful and arrived in plenty of time for Christmas! I bought it as a gift for my MIL and she will absolutely love it. Thank you!!
Kelleyjaye on Dec 19, 2016
A beautiful necklace and a unique design my daughter will love! Arrived in time for the holiday and in perfect condition across the ocean. Thank you so much!
Wear your story.
Hello, and welcome to Astrid and Rose!
I'm Erica, a designer-maker based in Berkshire, England. I am originally an illustrator, and have always loved drawing and making things that are tiny, delicate, and exquisite. My creative journey in jewellery began with the idea of creating little charms and keepsakes for people; a part of their personal story, to wear close to the heart. Inspired by old story books and poetry, I began to add words, poems and antique book illustrations to lockets. After a few friends asked me to make personalised pieces for weddings and birthday gifts, I decided to pursue jewellery making and silversmithing more seriously, and learn some of the wonderful creative processes in this field.
One of the processes I fell in love with instantly is the lost wax casting technique, an art form that dates back to ancient times, where a piece is hand carved in jeweller's wax, and then cast in metal. I make intricate charms using this method, working with very fine carving and detailing tools.
I take inspiration from the romantic Victorian era, where people would wear sentimental jewellery to celebrate love, life, and friendship, or to mourn their lost loved ones. The secret language of these love tokens and cherished momentos is fascinating to me.
Some of the stories behind the jewellery I have made have been incredibly moving. From the celebration of marriage and new life, to loss and remembrance, each and every one is a little treasure that I take pride and care in making.
I feel strongly about sourcing materials from small or family run UK manufacturers as much as possible. I have worked hard in honing my techniques to make the quality of my products excellent, yet affordable.
I work from my home studio surrounded by the beautiful English countryside, where I live with my husband Jay, and Pedro, our pooch.
Owner, Creator, Designer
I'm a designer maker living in rural Berkshire, England. My jewellery is inspired by stories, and the romantic jewellery of the Victorian era. I love making little keepsakes that tell a personal story, to wear and treasure, close to the heart.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
All jewellery is made to order and will be dispatched within 7-10 working days of your order payment.
For UK buyers, your purchase will be sent by Royal Mail first class signed for, which should arrive to you within 1-2 working days at the very most.
All overseas shipping is by International Airmail, however there is an option to upgrade your delivery to international tracked. Please not this does not make shipping times any faster, but you will be provided with a tracking number once your order has been dispatched.
All customs forms will be accurately declared. All fees, VAT, and/or customs charges imposed on international deliveries are the responsibility of the buyer. Please check with your country's customs policies for information on customs fees.
Shipping to Europe takes approximately 5-7 days. This may vary depending on your country's postal service.
Shipping to the US takes approximately 10-14 days. Please allow up to 5 weeks during the festive season.
For Australia, New Zealand, East Asia etc, please expect approximately 14-21 days. Please allow up to 7 weeks during the festive season.
Refunds and Exchanges
Additional policies and FAQs
I pride myself in customer service, and it is my best interest to fulfill my customers' requirements. If you have any further queries, or special requests, please do not hesitate to contact me at astridandroseshop[at]gmail.com.