From Ariel: "I've known Ashleigh for almost 15 years. I first met her when she was the buyer at the illustrious (now sadly closed) Fred Segal in Santa Monica when I was working for Maya Brenner. When I launched AGJ, she was one of the first stores to pick up the line which was such a dream come true for me. Fred Segal was one of those marquee retailers- a store that other buyers around the world would frequent to see who they carried. I continued to work with Ashleigh when she moved to Philly to be the buyer at Anthropologie. By this time we were both pregnant and we'd be waddling around market appointments together. While she was there, we collaborated on an AGJ x Anthro collab that sold really well (another major moment for me). After she had kids and pivoted her career into being a consultant and private sales concierge, we continued to work together. And now that Milestones by AB is such a strong business I'm even more proud to be a partner. Ashleigh and I are cut from the same cloth and it's been so wonderful that our careers have grown in tandem. This collaboration is a real full-circle moment for us and I love it!"
From Ashleigh: "I met Ariel when I was a Senior Jewelry Buyer at Fred Segal. I fell in love with the aesthetic of her line immediately and just as much in love with Ariel as a person. Whenever we saw each other at the store, in her office or at shows, it seemed like we could talk for hours, like she was a girl I grew up with. I always felt like we were cut from the same cloth, if you will. That’s part of the reason I decided to work with her again when I was the buyer at Anthro. Of course, I am a freak about product and design, but the person behind the product has always been just as important for me. We were always able to inquire with each other about advice, sources, referrals, etc. As you probably noticed from my company name, jewelry has always marked special Milestones in my life, and I have always counted on Ariel for those heirlooms."
Head over to our blog to read our interview with Ashleigh and learn more about The Ashleigh Bergman Collective and how our Turquoise Heart Signet Ring became a part of it.
Each ring is solid 14k gold with genuine turquoise and is handmade with love in Los Angeles.