Ashley Morgan Trunk Show at Neiman Marcus

April 10, 2017
Neiman Marcus and Ashley Morgan Designs
cordially invite you to preview the
latest fine jewelry collections from Ashley Morgan! 
 
 Thursday, April 13th, 10AM-5PM 
Neiman Marcus, Palo Alto  
Visit us at www.AshleyMorganDesigns.com

Ashley Morgan Trunk Show at Neiman Marcus

April 4, 2017

 

Neiman Marcus and Ashley Morgan Designs
cordially invite you to preview the
latest fine jewelry collections from Ashley Morgan! 
 
 Thursday, April 13th, 10AM-5PM 
Neiman Marcus, Palo Alto  
Visit us at www.AshleyMorganDesigns.com

Ashley Morgan at Wilkes Bashford

March 23, 2017

Ashley Morgan’s diamond slice jewelry is known for its raw elegance.
Cool white diamonds glitter like stars in a blackened sky. 
Diamond slices sit like luxe pale moons in the center of these matching earrings, necklace, and ring. 
Shop these pieces and see Ashley’s latest collection at 
Wilkes Bashford in San Francisco. 
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 

Ashley Morgan is at Neiman Marcus!

March 14, 2017

We are happy to announce that Ashley Morgan’s latest collection can now be found at Neiman Marcus in Palo Alto! From fire opals to tourmalines, this collection is as elegant as it is eye-catching.

Water lilies drift gracefully on the surface of a tranquil lake the same cool, clear green as the emerald in this custom-made necklace. 
The emerald is surrounded by 18k gold as bright as sunbeams glancing off ripples onto petals. A row of white pave diamonds sparkle like water as it is shifted by a warm breeze. Larger round diamonds float their way up the delicate chain. 
 
To see this piece and more, please visit Neiman Marcus in Palo Alto!
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 

Ashley Morgan’s Stars

Like stars, no two rose cut diamonds are the same. Whether studding a pendant set in white gold, or scattering across platinum earrings, Ashley Morgan thinks of her rose cut diamond collection as her own bejeweled solar system. Augmented by both glittering round white diamonds and rose cut diamonds alike, each of these pieces is an elegant constellation of diamond-studded loveliness.

Ashley’s jewelry can be found in a wide variety of exclusive boutiques such as Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdales, and Wilkes Bashford. 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 here at ashleymorgandesigns.com!

Children’s Champions!

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Ashley Morgan Designs was honored to participate in this years Children’s Champions Event, an event that benefited at-risk children in the Bay Area! Ashley was able to generously donate a lovely pair of tourmaline drop earrings, set in waxy gold bezels.

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The proceeds from this raffle went to the two wonderful foundations who brought this event to life!

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“WWFC’s mission is to improve children’s self-esteem and self-confidence. We strive to do this by funding existing programs, and creating new programs, that provide children living in underserved communities with the gift of encouragement and self-confidence. When children believe in themselves and have others believe in them, they are able to develop the emotional, social, and physical skills that allow them to lead healthy, motivated, and inspired lives.”

For more information, visit www.wenderweis.org.

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“Fit Kids’ mission is to promote a healthy, active lifestyle among children in underserved communities through high quality youth fitness and nutrition programs. By providing our science based youth fitness curriculum at no cost, we offer increased opportunities for physical activity and inspire an early love of sports and fitness that will serve as the foundation for a healthy lifestyle. Furthermore, Fit Kids provides the framework to help children build positive relationships, self-confidence, independence and the ability to deal with adversity.”

For more information, visit www.fitkids.org.

Layers, Romantic Layers!


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YRB94Renowned fashion stylist Ken Downing from Neiman Marcus wants to infuse romantic layering back into jewelry.

During his latest fashion show at Neiman Marcus, he featured this philosophy through his artful use of Ashley Morgan jewelry—his models were strewn petite turquoise earrings, delicate bangles, and exquisite stackable rings.

Bright pops of color were flanked by the glitter of diamonds in Ashley’s latest collection. Fire opals ringed by diamonds shone while tourmalines effused a warm, rosy glow. Emeralds the size of coins rested in settings of yellow gold and white diamonds.

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To follow Ken’s mantra is to stop saving your fabulous pieces for fabulous events, and to permeate your whole wardrobe with glamour. Gone are the days when a statement opal necklace in hues of deepest cerulean was only for a gala—Ken believes that statement necklace should be worn proudly among layers of romantically draped pearls, set off by flashing rose-cut diamond rings, and complimented by dangling yellow diamond earrings.

After all—why wait for a special occasion when the very pieces you own can make any day special?

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Do It For The Love!

One of the most rewarding parts of my job is being able to  use my pieces to make a difference. When I can, I try to donate pieces towards charity auctions—the proceeds are then used to help those in need. I recently enjoyed attending the “Do It For The Love Rocker’s Ball”, and experienced such magic.

This event benefited “Do It For The Love’s” goal to bring children with severe challenges, people with life-threatening illnesses, and wounded veterans to live music concerts. Since 2013, they have granted over 600 musical wishes, bringing joy, hope and lasting celebratory memories in the face of severe illness or trauma. When I heard about this event, I knew I wanted to be a part of it. I was able to gave the attendees an coupon with a special invitation attached: Immerse yourself in the world of Ashley Morgan Designs. This world is rich with jewel-toned gems, raw diamonds, and waxy gold. Spend the day browsing Ashley’s virtual jewelry box, and discover tourmalines elegantly carved into graceful  leaves, earrings glittering with pave white diamonds, and delicately textured stackable rings.

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The winner of this prize was aptly named “Hope”. Hope and her husband are the catalyst for the creation of the Do It For The Love Foundation! Hope and her husband, who has ALS, met Michael and Sara at a music festival and spent the day with them backstage. They were even taken out on stage to dance! When they were called a month later, they were told that the foundation was being created because of the joy that Michael and Sara had felt when spending the day with this lovely couple.

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We sent her a selection of items we thought would be best for her, and she chose a gorgeous tourmaline and emerald ring. Both the tourmaline and the emerald have been delicately carved into leaves, and the shades of dark and bright green set each other off perfectly.

This whole event was such an inspiration to me, and I was so incredibly blessed to be a part of such a soulful night. To give back to the community in any way is the best way to ensure that hope springs eternal.

’Tis the season to do it for the Love!

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Rohit and Miwa’s Love Story

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This gorgeous, one-of-a-kind wedding ring is without a doubt Ashley Morgan’s specialty.

Rich with symbols and meanings special to the couple, this ring is truly custom made.

The groom, Rohit, hails from India, and the bride-to-be, Miwa, is from Japan. When this couple came to Ashley to design their ring, they knew it was important that their ring represent their relationship. They wanted the symbols to be a cultural meld—a true blending of two people. From the bride’s Japanese heritage  delicate cherry blossoms were selected, and from the groom’s Indian roots an intricate paisley print. An elaborate blending of these two prints covers the ring.

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The symbolism continues in greater depth nearer to the stones—the bride herself is an artist, and one of her projects dealt with basil seeds. The three smaller diamonds elegantly grouped near the large diamond are a representation of these seeds, which symbolize growth.

Later in her studies, the bride came across the concept of a “sound bar code”. Each individual sound bar code tells its own story. The notches nearest to the large circular diamond are the unique sound bar code of this couple’s own love story.

The story of this ring is so much bigger than the ring itself. This is a story of two worlds coming together and flourishing as one. The white gold shines with artistic inspiration, and the diamonds seem to sing with the sweetest strains of the music of love.

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Carla’s Love Story

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The symbolism truly runs deep in this gorgeous 18k yellow gold ring.

The gold itself represents the simple, pure love one can find in family. The hammered exterior represents the trials and tribulations that many families go through together in a lifetime.

Carla and Ashley began this process by talking about the transformation one goes through in life, and the healing properties of Ayurvedic power. Originating in India some 3,000 years ago, Ayurvedic healing is a system of medicine that has ties in certain stone-based therapies. Ashley designed this ring specially so that the sunlight can glance through the lovely, clear phenakite and touch the finger with the healing energies gleaned from the stone. Phenakite was an especially potent choice for this design: the stone is thought to have the ability to readily clear energy pathways in the body. It has also been known to easily clear and heal any chakra, while leading the wearer down new and exciting paths.

The symbolism doesn’t stop at the exterior of this one-of-a-kind ring—inside the ring there are dainty numbers inscribed in a lovely, winding labyrinthine pattern. The pattern of this labyrinth symbolizes the spiritual path Carla has taken through her life, one that evoked spiritual thought and deep introspection. The numbers  themselves are the dates of her parents birthdays, their wedding anniversary, and her own birthday all woven together gracefully to create something deep, beautiful, and meaningful. This inscribing was beautifully done by Top Notch Faceting—the same man who was responsible for the delicate facets put into the phenakite.

The process of creating the ring was almost as important to Carla as the ring itself. She met Ashley at a time in her life when she needed to hear an angel message—the words accompanying the angel wing necklace she bought from Ashley were just what she needed in that moment. They were words of support and love, and Carla ended up buying her sisters angel wing pendants as well. When Carla wanted to make a ring that was special and full of so much meaning, she knew Ashley was the right person to approach about the job. Carla says: “When I was working with Ashley, I felt like I was the only client in the whole world.” She added that Ashley has a capacity and compassion to take in the story that accompanied the ring, and hold all of that with true grace and respect for the piece.

This ring is so much more than just a piece of jewelry—it is a symbol created especially for Carla. When she looks at her finger she won’t only see lovely gold and a gem, she’ll see her family, her triumphs, her ever-buyout hope, and the love that she has in her life.

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Love is in the air!

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The season of Love is upon us!

We are devoting this time of year to remembering and celebrating the love in our lives, no matter what form that love may take.

To celebrate this month of love, Ashley Morgan will be sharing our Valentine’s story series!

These stories will be posted here in the blog section of our website–so stay tuned! 

In these blogs we will be sharing a few of the ways love comes into our lives here at Ashley Morgan Designs.  These are the stories tell tales of romance between couples, the deep bond within family, marriage to oneself, and how all this love translates into the gorgeous jewelry for which Ashley is so well known.

Shop Ashley’s top picks for Valentine’s Day!

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Dainty textured gold stackable Delight Band

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Luxe ruby and diamond eternity band

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Our elegantly hammered gold Kiss Ring

You can find these pieces and more here at www.AshleyMorganDesigns.com ,or find us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.
Please reach out to us to schedule a private consultation: ashley@ashleymorgandesigns.com

210 Post Street 

San Francisco, CA 94108

The Beauty of San Francisco

“It seemed like a matter of minutes when we began rolling in the foothills before Oakland and suddenly reached a height and saw stretched out ahead of us the fabulous white city of San Francisco on her eleven mystic hills with the blue Pacific and its advancing wall of potato-patch fog beyond, and smoke and goldenness in the late afternoon of time.”-Jack Kerouac

I recently had a discussion with someone about the unique beauty that is San Francisco. Our discussion covered respectable span of time, but seemed to be full of more questions than answers. What made San Francisco so different from other cities? Was it the location itself, lapped by the sea? Was it the beautiful lightness of city, both in color and in tone? I’ve met many a San Franciscan and talked about the pervasive feeling that simply can’t be found in cities like Los Angeles or New York. Was it the history? The knowledge that there were those who came here and found that this was literally the land of gold? My San Francisco, their El Dorado. 

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My inspiration comes from my lovely, ever-changing city. The raw-diamond slice pieces are like palpable pieces of San Francisco’s famous fog. The gold I work with is the golden sunlight that glances off the waters under the Golden Gate.

Kerouac couldn’t have put it more perfectly. Here, amongst the goldenness and the fog, in between hills and white buildings, I have found my muse.

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