How and when you got into the trade?
I’ve been making jewelry since I was in high school and started my costume jewelry line Luv Aj. After I got engaged in 2013, I was really searching the market for chic and affordable fine jewelry for my wedding and was shocked at how scarce the options were. I really wanted to fill the gap and create amazing engagement rings and wedding bands that were substantial and didn’t break the bank. Après Jewelry was founded in 2017 as a way to offer other brides-to-be a ‘build your own’ ring experience through our site. We offer 12+ engagement ring styles that you can mix and match together with your stone of choice.
How would you describe your work in 5 words?
Chic, Modern, Dainty, Eclectic and Unique.
Where do you take your inspiration from?
Honestly – just research! I like to look and see what’s on the market and what I feel like is missing and fill in those gaps. I want our engagement rings to feel super unique but will stand the test of time.
What was the most memorable piece that you made?
Definitely my engagement ring! It’s the piece that sparked my desire to start my own fine jewelry line. It’s a super unique hexagon-halo set rose gold ring and it made some waves on the internet after my wedding was featured on Refinery 29. An influx of emails came in with requests for custom engagement rings, and from there the concept of Aprés Jewelry was born.
Why do you enjoy working with Misfit diamonds?
Their special diamond inventory is truly next level – you can always find the most insanely gorgeous and unique stones on there and I love to be able to offer our customers such a rad variety of stone.