About + FAQ
Goldengrove By Margaret Cross is a collection of Fine Modern Mourning, Memento Mori, and Sentimental Jewelry, handmade in our Brooklyn studio using 100% recycled metals and ethically sourced stones. After graduating from Pratt Institute in 2007 and suffering a great personal tragedy Margaret Cross found the need to create pieces heavily inspired by her experience. Finding herself learning to navigate life after profound loss, the sudden death of her best friend, she found a deep affinity to mourning jewelry and its connection to others coping with death and grief. Drawing from her background in printmaking, each piece is meticulously 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 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.
Size changes made after 2 hours of purchase will incur a $40 resizing fee.
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 email@example.com immediately after it has been placed and we can set that up.
Do you take custom orders?
For custom inquiries please contact use the 'contact' button at the bottom of the page or by emailing : firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you ship to....?
Yes! We ship worldwide.
I live in Brooklyn too! Can I come to your studio and pick up my order in person?
Our current studio is not open to the public, local pick up is not available at this time. Priority mail is super fast and ships within Brooklyn in 1-3 days.
Can you make x in white gold?
Yes! We are now happy to offer natural 10k, 14k or 18k white gold upon request. Note that white gold is not cast as frequently, please allow an additional 1-2 weeks to the listed production time.
How should I care for my Jewelry?
As with all jewelry, please wear with care. It's best not to wear it while sleeping, 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 perfumes on pieces is also discouraged. Please take extra care when wearing rings with prongs or opals, as both are very delicate. Rotating your rings with prongs to the palm side of your hand while putting on a sweater or going through your pockets will help avoid snagging. Opal's brilliant colors can be attributed to their softness, so it is not uncommon for opals to become damaged. We use both Australian and Ethiopian Opals, these should never come into contact with water or cleaning solutions. Opal rings should always be removed before hand washing. That being said, we are happy to repair or replace stones for a small fee should an accident occur. We are also here to help you find a piece best suited for your lifestyle, so please don't hesitate to ask.
A note on brass: The look of gold, without the price! While we are currently phasing out brass, we are 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.