Pretty in Pink, Dazzling in Diamonds

October 9, 2017



Test the waters of mixed textures and bold design.
Dare to layer, and dare to shine. 
Ashley Morgan calls it “owning the avant-garde.”
It’s effortlessly adding feminine touches to an edgy outfit. 
It’s pink sapphires and platinum meets leather, 
diamonds meet dark lace.
 
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210 Post St 
San Francisco, CA 94108

Ashley Morgan: Custom Jewelry at its Finest

September 25, 2017




It all began with a dress. The dress was an elegant one; designed by Carolina Herrera and whimsical in design, it was covered with detailed lace set in garden-inspired patterns. When I was approached to make a necklace and earring set for this outfit-which was destined for a wedding-I was immediately inspired. I found myself intrigued by the intricate lace patterns, and sketched an elaborate collar necklace that composed of medallions that had four separate designs: each reflected an element of the design of the dress. I chose my favorite for the matching drop earrings. After pulling different themes and motifs from the dress, I customized the neckline to fit the dress exactly. I talked with my client about what she hoped the necklace and earring set would represent: I learned that she was attending her eldest daughter’s wedding, and that she wanted these pieces to be a celebration of her the event and what it symbolized. We chose blush pink sapphires as the stone that would stud the necklace: the color of these stones represented the little girl she had raised into a lovely young woman.

The next step was to finalize the details.
For any custom project, a computerized CAD is required to cement the crucial elements. After my client had seen the sketch of her lovely necklace and earrings, a CAD was made. This was then shown to my client, who happily approved what she saw. With the CAD and details confirmed, the project was
ready to begin!

 

Production of the necklace involved carving each tiny element of the necklace and earrings out of wax, and cast the medallions individually.
Every rose gold swirl, vine, star, and cross-hatch had to be formed expertly and exactly. Then the many sparkling sapphires were added, in their hues of blush-pink. We wanted the necklace to exude a warmth and a glow, to give the impression of a natural garden preserved in gold and precious gems. This feel was achieved through the combination of rose gold and 
blush-pink sapphires. 
The final result was more enchanting then we could have dreamed. A symphony of pink and rose hues, the necklace lays elegantly against the collarbone. The earrings seem to twinkle as they dangle, a perfect match for the necklace.
A true joy from start to finish, this necklace is without a doubt one of a kind. Contact me today to begin your own custom project-experience the joy and satisfaction of bespoke fine jewelry created specifically to suit you.
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210 Post St 
San Francisco, CA 94108 

Ashley Morgan’s Trunk Show at Bloomingdale’s

September 13, 2017

 
Ashley Morgan is honored to partner once again with Bloomingdale’s for a fabulous trunk show showcasing the latest designs from Ashley Morgan!

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San Francisco, CA 94108 

Tourmaline Dreams

September 1, 2017

When developing my Fall collection, I gravitated towards tourmalines easily. The hues of these stones felt to be a natural choice for a season when a blanket of stillness seems to fall on the earth. The crisp air of seems cleaner, and full of contemplative moments. The leaves of summer have stopped bursting forth in their myriad hues of green, and gently change to glowing oranges, yellows, reds, and browns. Looking at the deep colors of these gorgeous stones reminded me of the fall in all its mystery.As I watch my girls grow and settle into their new grades, I’m struck by the changes I’m seeing in them. Already, they have clear dreams and the passion to follow them. As I worked on this collection, I held my girls in my mind and tried to channel that same passion and fire into every cut of each stone, the careful placement of each diamond, every swirl of gold. These pieces are more than just gold and gems: to me, they represent the earth and the changing of the season. The penetrating depth of the colors complimented by a mix of differently shaped diamonds and tourmalines is a perfect representation of the harmonious marriage between the free-flowing nature of my work and the sophisticated side of high-end jewelry.
Each necklace, earring, and bracelet is an example of the sharp eyes, attention to detail, and poised disposition I try to channel on a daily basis. The end result of this work is a collection of gorgeous tourmaline pieces that are as whimsical as they are elegant: perfectly suited for a California girl fresh off the Summer of  Love, ready for whatever exciting challenges the Fall may bring.
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210 Post St
San Francisco, CA 94108

Ashley Morgan’s Diamond Eclipse

August 24, 2017

 
On the heels of the eclipse I find myself reflecting back on the incredible projects I’ve been able to be a part of. During any kind of celestial event I find that so many parts of my life seem to fall into perspective, and the bigger picture becomes clearer as I am reminded of my place in the universe. For me, a client walking in to my studio is never a random event. Like an eclipse, it is an alignment. As my creativity is matched with their personal story and a piece of jewelry is born, I find myself truly blessed to be a part of their experience.
As I watched the crowds of people swarm out of their many different office buildings to watch the eclipse, I was reminded that we truly are all a community. This fall, Ashley Morgan Designs is honored to be working with Sunny Hills Services for their Reach for the Stars benefit on October 7th. You can learn more and donate at their website.

 
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210 Post St

Fall Lineup

August 16, 2017


 
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Please reach out to us to schedule a private consultation:
ashley@ashleymorgandesigns.com 
210 Post St
San Francisco, CA 94108 

Ashley Morgan’s Diamond Earrings

July 28, 2017

Beauty may come in all shapes and sizes, but at Ashley Morgan Designs beauty like this comes studded with diamonds and set in 18k gold. Graceful ovals, rose cut rounds, geometric squares, and elegant rectangular diamonds are all flanked by gorgeous halos of round white diamonds. Ashley’s collection of elegant studs includes a wide variety of gorgeous diamond-on-diamond earrings that are easily appropriate for any number of occasions.

To follow Ashley’s mantra is to permeate your every day with glamour. Gone are the days when diamond earrings were only worn for a gala: Ashley’s designs are as versatile as they are dazzling. 
After all, why wait for a special occasion when the very pieces you own can make any day special? 
Ashley’s jewelry can be found in a wide variety of exclusive boutiques such as Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdales, Wilkes Bashford and Renee Sheppard. Having been featured in magazines such as Vogue, Time, and W Magazine, Ashley known for creating fine jewelry that is as artistic as it is elegant. Stay tuned to see these pieces and more, available soon at ashleymorgandesigns.com!
Visit us at www.AshleyMorganDesigns.com,  
or find us on Instagram & Facebook. 
Please reach out to us to schedule a private consultation: ashley@ashleymorgandesigns.com 
210 Post St
San Francisco, CA 94108 

Wedding Season at Ashley Morgan

July 5, 2017

 
To Ashley Morgan, a client is like a precious jewel. 
Each stone that Ashley works with is truly unique. Every gem is made individually precious because of a distinctive set of traits that make 
the jewel as attractive as it is. Ashley sees this same rare beauty in her those around her; she strives to find stones that reflect the loveliness she sees radiating from her clients. 
When Ashley designs an engagement ring, a wedding band, or a set, she strives to learn what facets of a client’s personality combine to create the true essence of her client. She combines these traits with soft elegance and a touch of her own whimsy, and the result is nothing short of breathtaking.
 
 
 
The ability to illuminate style with one’s personal sensibility is an ability that Ashley wields masterfully. When
a client reached out to Ashley wanting to draw inspiration for her wedding ring from gorgeous Persian
mandalas, Ashley was more than up for the task. 
 
While the face of the ring is a stunning halo of round white diamonds circling a truly magnificent center diamond, the details that make the ring truly special can be found beneath the diamonds on the face of the ring. Platinum was bent intricately into petals of a lotus blossom, and another ring of round white diamonds was added with a subtle milgrain edge, echoing the patterns often found in complex mandalas. This ring truly capturs the thought and care that Ashley puts into her designs, as well as the spirit of the client herself.
 
 
Ashley is also known for turning to non-traditional stones to add spirit to her wedding ring designs. Pink diamonds may flank a center diamond, or a spray of yellow sapphires might circle a multi-faceted
 champagne-colored diamonds in a waxy yellow gold bezel. 
While Ashley believes that giving a nod to tradition through her designs is
important, she enjoys creating pieces that reflect the old and the new. It has been remarked that Ashley’s ability to do this so effortlessly is what makes her pieces transcend the ebb and flow of what’s in vogue; a ring from Ashely Morgan is always unique, and truly timeless.

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Please reach out to us to schedule a private consultation: ashley@ashleymorgandesigns.com 
210 Post St
San Francisco, CA 94108 

Summer of Love

June 7, 2017

This summer marks the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love.
San Francisco seems to be universally celebrating as sepia-toned memories seep into the present day. Celebrated everywhere from throwback museum exhibitions to groovy window displays in high-end stores, it seems as though one can’t walk outside without being taken down summer-lovin’ memory lane. Fringe dangles from long leather vests, rounded sunglasses (although now chrome) adorn many a face. Lace sways from shirts, shorts, and skirts, and psychedelic letters dance across billboards and buses. It’s as though the city and its inhabitants have been waiting, breath bated, to embrace those well-known Beatles lyrics: “all you need is love”.
 
 
For some, the love has never ceased. In a city illuminated by light and fog alike, those of us lucky enough to work here find ourselves falling in love every day. Ashley is constantly drawing her inspiration from her love of our fair city, creating jewelry with stones as green as the sunlit bay, gold that shines like the Golden Gate Bridge, and diamonds that glow like backlit fog.
 
 
 
At Ashley Morgan Designs, our Summer of Love will include falling headfirst into fire opals, diving into rose-cut diamonds, and swirling in a pool of sapphires. Stay tuned for more of Ashley’s creations, and remember: there’s nothing like the beauty of a piece that was inspired by love! 
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210 Post St
San Francisco, CA 94108 

Harmonize with your Existing Collection!

April 27, 2017


Highlighting inspiration and meaning in each of her pieces is one of Ashley Morgan’s priorities. Ashley loves to work with clients to create unique pieces that harmonize beautifully with their personal collections. Ashley is known for jewelry that is simply lyrical in its loveliness; waxy gold is spun into satin-finished halos, and carved tourmaline butterfly wings offset by white diamond baguettes sing in their 18k yellow gold settings. Cerulean opals with oceanic depth glow when touched with sunlight.

Ashley’s poetic designs to celebrate the romance of precious stones through enhancing their natural beauty. Her love of rare and unusual stones is reflected in her objects d’ art, as each piece she makes is truly one-of-a-kind, and possess a rarefied beauty. Ashley’s pieces center on the way these stones and their custom-made settings refract beauty and confidence while ornamenting the wearer. 

Ashley’s inspiration for her creations stems not from fleeting trends, but rather from tradition, nature, and culture. This is why customers consistently entrust Ashley with heirloom jewelry that she lovingly and gracefully turns into new, timeless pieces. Ashley is an artist in the truest sense of the word, and her designs are intended for individuals immersed in the art of living-those who yearn to capture and express their unique spirit and beauty.
You see more of Ashley’s work by visiting her website: ashleymorgandesigns.com 
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Ashley Morgan Designs
210 Post St #1115
San Francisco, CA 94108