Did you stumble across the brand Audrey Rose in your search for a new ring?
The more information you have while you shop, the better! We’re happy to share our thoughts on this fine jewelry retailer and the value of their pieces.
Let’s dive right in!
About Audrey Rose
The founder of Audrey Rose, Jaclyn Elbaum, chose to name her business after the most influential jewelry enthusiast in her life: her grandmother.
Jaclyn’s mission is all about unique designs, timeless styles, and ethically-sourced materials—a policy that hits home for many of today’s conscious consumers.
Audrey Rose’s only physical storefront is located in Santa Monica, CA. Customers can also shop online for a wide variety of earrings, wedding and engagement rings, minimalist and statement rings, necklaces, and bracelets.
Now that you’ve read some background on the brand, let’s talk about the quality of their products.
Solid gold designs
As you browse the online store, you’ll find that most Audrey Rose pieces are made with precious gemstones, pearls, and diamonds, and precious metals like solid yellow gold, rose gold, and sterling silver.
Audrey Rose also emphasizes its fine craftsmanship, noting that all their designs are handmade.
You’ll find some variety in gold content among Audrey Rose designs. Most of their pieces are made with solid precious metals, including 10k, 14k, and 18k gold.
With these top-quality materials, Audrey Rose puts itself into the fine jewelry category. After all, if you take home a gold ring set with diamonds, you know you own something luxurious!
Gold-plated and demi-fine designs
Audrey Rose also carries a few pieces that don’t belong in the fine jewelry category.
There is a selection of gold plated, gold vermeil, and gold-filled pieces as well. These designs are much less expensive because they contain less precious metal.
Gold-plated jewelry, like their Strike of Lightning pendant necklace pictured below, contains a very light coating of gold even thinner than the width of a human hair. Gold-plated pieces are vulnerable to tarnishing and exposing the base metal underneath.
If you look in the “under $200” tab while you shop on their website, you’ll also see a select few gold-filled and gold vermeil pieces. These are both a step up from gold-plated jewelry.
To give you an idea of these two types of formulations, a gold-filled ring is covered in a thicker layer of gold that is bonded to a base metal. Legally, it must be made up of 5% gold by weight.
Gold vermeil, which is our specialty here at Blush and Bar, involves a thicker gold coating over a base metal—but in order to be classified as gold vermeil, the base metal must be made exclusively of sterling silver.
This means that gold vermeil is always made up of precious metals, which is why it’s known as demi-fine jewelry.
How much does Audrey Rose jewelry cost?
Besides its small selection of budget jewelry, Audrey Rose definitely focuses on fine jewelry with diamond embellishments (along with other precious gemstones such as emerald, sapphire, pearl, and ruby).
When you come across the term “fine jewelry” while you shop, that’s always a sign that you’ll be looking at a higher price point. And for some of us, that’s okay!
As expected, Audrey Rose’s most minimalist pieces are among the least expensive. And of course, those made with sterling silver instead of gold will also be easier on your wallet.
One thing to consider when making a fine jewelry purchase is how much you’ll be able to use it. If you buy something you love that you also feel comfortable wearing every day, you’re more likely to get your money’s worth.
Our final thoughts
Ready to take home a diamond ring or a pearl necklace? If so, Audrey Rose might have something you love!
Maybe you’re wanting to spend more on an extra special gift for a loved one who prefers very subtle jewelry. You might shop for a slender gold ring or bracelet set with tiny diamond stones.
Just be prepared to pay top dollar for those signature delicate styles!
On the other hand, if you’re drooling over Audrey Rose styles but you’re not ready for a fine jewelry purchase just yet, we’d recommend you shop around a bit before choosing jewelry from Audrey Rose.
Why? Simply because you’ll find a much larger selection of demi-fine designs from retailers like Blush and Bar that specialize in affordable jewelry. Plus, you can still find a variety of metals (whether rose gold, yellow gold, or sterling silver) in styles that fit that same vibe you’re looking for.
THE BLUSH AND BAR PROMISE
Skip the markup
Most retail stores charge 8 to 10 times the actual cost while Blush and Bar sells directly to you. No stores, cashiers, or middlemen means more savings in your pocket.
No Green Guarantee
Never worry about your jewelry turning green 18K Gold Vermeil assures your jewelry lasts. For a piece to be considered Vermeil, the Gold must be a minimum of 10k and 1.5 microns. We use 18k Gold layered on 925 Sterling Silver.
Our team handles everything from stone setting to polishing the finished product.We’re proud to make jewelry you can afford to enjoy wearing.