Margaret Cross is the fabulous designer behind Goldengrove Jewelry. She designs victorian sentimental and mourning inspired jewelry, handmade in Brooklyn using recycled metals and ethically sourced stones.
The name Goldengrove comes from the 1918 Gerard Hopkins poem ‘Spring and Fall’ (read below). Margaret’s name, the poem and her inspiration make it all very clear why she named her line Goldengrove.
Margarets pieces are quite sculptural and each piece has also its own irregularities which makes them all unique to the wearer. You’ll find glimmering rings, skulls, gemstones, urns, and other symbols. You only but can adore her work (and her mani!)
Spring and Fall:
Margaret, are you grieving
Over Goldengrove unleaving?
Leaves, like the things of man, you
With your fresh thoughts care for, can you?
Ah! as the heart grows older
It will come to such sights colder
By and by, nor spare a sigh
Though worlds of wanwood leafmeal lie;
And yet you will weep and know why.
Now no matter, child, the name:
Sorrow’s springs are the same.
Nor mouth had, no nor mind, expressed
What héart héard of, ghóst guéssed:
It is the blight man was born for,
It is Margaret you mourn for.
– Gerard Manley Hopkins
[All images via Goldengrove Jewelry | Photography by Max Ryanzansky]