AstridandRose

Delicate jewellery inspired by nature.

Maidenhead, United Kingdom · 692 Sales

AstridandRose

Delicate jewellery inspired by nature.

Maidenhead, United Kingdom 692 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(147)
Erica Sharp

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(147)
James

James on Jul 2, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

A beautiful ring which was bought as a gift for my wife and she loves it. Excellent customer service as I ordered at late notice but Erica was able to get the ring to me very quickly which was much appreciated. I would definitely recommend and purchase again from this shop. Many thanks

Benjamin Tutterow

Benjamin Tutterow on Jun 14, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

So very happy to have found this shop. It is the perfect wedding gift for my fiancee! Thank you so much for the prompt communication and fast delivery into the US!

Mary Rita DeNucci

Mary Rita DeNucci on May 6, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

This locket is beautiful and exactly what I was looking for, for my wedding day bouquet. Erica went out of her way to make sure I had this locket, as they were originally out of stock and her supplies were on back order. She was able to come across one locket and offered it to me. This is a perfect way to remember my dad on my wedding day and such a precious keepsake to cherish. I love it!

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Updates

We now have gold and rose gold woodland charms in the shop!

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Our swooping swallow charm necklace, alongside some little vintage treasures two_heartssparkles

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About

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.

Shop members

  • Erica Sharp

    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.

Production partners

  • AA Castings

    London, England

    I outsource my casting to AA Castings in London, who cast my waxes and models into metals.

  • Jewel Cast

    Birmingham, England

    We work with Jewel Cast to cast and mould our hand carved wax designs.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 5, 2016

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Payment
Please pay via direct checkout. If you decide to cancel your order, please let me know within 3 days of placing your order, and I can offer you a refund.
Shipping
PROCESSING TIMES:
All jewellery is made to order and will be dispatched within 7-10 working days of your order payment.

UK CUSTOMERS:
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.

INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS:
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 TIMES:
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
Please let me know if your item does not meet your expectations. I will do my utmost to rectify any issues you may have by replacing or refunding you.
Additional policies and FAQs
All Photos and artwork is © copyright Erica Sharp.

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.

Thank you!