Goldengrove by Margaret Cross is a collection of Fine Modern Mourning, Memento Mori and Sentimental Jewelry handmade in Brooklyn. After graduating from Pratt Institute in 2007 and suffering a great personal tragedy Margaret Cross found the need to create pieces heavily inspired by Victorian Mourning and Sentimental Jewelry. Finding herself learning to navigate life after profound loss, the sudden death of her best friend, she found a deep personal connection to mourning jewelry and its connection to others dealing with loss and grief. Drawing from her background in printmaking each piece is made by hand and sculptural, celebrating it's irregularities unique to its wearer.
The name Goldengrove comes from the 1918 Gerard Hopkins poem Spring and Fall
All US orders are shipped using USPS 1-5 day priority mail out of NYC. International orders typically take 2-4 weeks to be received depending on where you are in the world. Once your package has shipped, you will receive an automated email with tracking info sent to the email address you provided, this can sometimes end up in your spam folder.The tracking number supplied will track the package as it moves across the US on our end, once it is out of the country you will need to contact your local post office should questions arise. Please research your local custom laws before placing an order. Items marked "ready to ship" will go out within 3 business days.
We want you to be pleased with your purchase. If a mistake has been made on our part please contact us within 3 days of receiving your package for an exchange. Due to the made to order nature of the shop, rings cannot be exchanged if the wrong size is ordered as each piece is custom made to your specifications. Please choose your ring size carefully before placing your order. This policy is firm. We do NOT offer refunds. Should you have any concerns regarding the order you have received please contact us immediately and we will come to a resolution: email@example.com
We understand that accidents happen and we are happy to repair a piece or replace a stone if needed for a small fee, just email:Info@goldengrovejewelry.com
- Jewelry care
As with all jewelry, it's best not to wear it while swimming, bathing, washing dishes or other rough work with your hands. It's best to avoid coming into contact with soaps or chemicals that may be harsh, applying hand lotion and spraying perfume is also discouraged. Please take extra care when wearing rings with prongs or opals, rotating your rings to the palm side of your hand while putting on a sweater or going through your pockets will help avoid snagging. That being said, we are happy to repair or replace stones for a small fee should an accident happen.
- A note on brass:
The look of gold, without the price! We are so happy to offer this affordable option. Most people experience a green mark on their skin while wearing brass this is a natural harmless chemical reaction. Keeping your hands dry and avoiding showering, washing and swimming while wearing a brass ring will minimize the color. You can also apply a thin layer of nail polish to the inside of the band to prevent this from happening.
All Photographs shot for the 2016 Lookbook Slideshow by Maxim Ryazansky
How do I know my size?
If you are unsure of your ring size, you can order an adjustable ring sizer Here complete with easy to follow instructions. Due to the made to order nature of the shop, rings cannot be exchanged if the wrong size is ordered as each piece is made to your specifications. Please choose your ring size carefully before placing your order. This policy is firm. If you are unsure of your ring size you can also stop by a jewelry store, they will be able to size you for free and it only takes a minute.
What about figuring out my partners size?
Try sneaking one of their rings to a jewelry shop to have it sized.
When will I receive my order?
Pieces marked "ready to ship" will be in the mail within 72 hours, All other orders currently take 2-3 weeks to ship from the time of purchase. Once your package has shipped, you will receive an automated email with tracking info sent to the address you provided at checkout. this email can sometimes end up in your spam folder.
Is my order insured?
If you would like to purchase insurance on your order please email firstname.lastname@example.org immediately after it has been placed and we can set that up:
Do you take custom orders?
For custom inquiries please contact me through the 'contact' button at the top of the page or by emailing : email@example.com
Do you ship to....?
Yes! We ship worldwide.
I live in Brooklyn too! Can I save on shipping and pick up my order in person?
Yes! At checkout use code: RoseTattoo to omit shipping fees and leave a note that you will be picking up your piece/s. You will receive an email when your order is ready to pick up at 382 Graham Avenue.
Can you make x in white gold?
Yes! We are now happy to offer natural 10k, 14k or 18k white gold upon request.