About Aprés Jewelry
Aprés Jewelry was founded in 2017 by Amanda Thomas, designer of LA-based costume jewelry line, Luv Aj. With over 15 years experience in the industry and recent addition to the Forbes 30 Under 30 list, Amanda’s foray into fine jewelry sparked when she got engaged in 2014. The line specializes in alternative bridal - from engagement rings, to wedding bands, to men’s rings, to bridesmaids gifts. Offering 12+ engagement ring styles you can mix and match with your stone of choice. The line also carries over 35 wedding bands and a range of necklaces and earrings.
Behind The Brand
Your best pieces of advice for buying an engagement ring?
When it comes to buying an engagement ring, go with your gut. There are so many options out there and it’s very easy to get swayed into a direction once you start ring shopping. But you have to wear this ring everyday, so it’s best to choose the style that you had in mind before you even started shopping. You’re bound to love it forever!
What was the spark for your brand? Where did the story begin?
Après Jewelry was founded in 2017 by Forbes 30 Under 30 designer Amanda Thomas. She started her career in jewelry with her LA-based costume jewelry line, Luv Aj when she was in high school around 2005. Amanda’s foray into fine jewelry was sparked when she got engaged in 2014. Her and her husband designed her ring together, a unique hexagon-halo rose gold X-style ring, that made some waves on the internet after their wedding and accompanying jewelry was featured on Refinery 29 An influx of requests ensued for Amanda to start designing and producing engagement rings and wedding jewelry for friends and private clients and after a few years, she decided to make her fine jewelry side hustle official. In the Fall of 2017, Après Jewelry was born.
What inspires you creatively?
I am a sucker for vintage jewelry, particularly at off-the-beaten-path consignment shops. Whenever I’m on a road trip with my husband, I love popping into vintage stores and checking out their fine jewelry selection. There are always so many interesting details and setting choices that I would have never thought of and it’s really inspiring.
Most memorable place you’ve travelled?
Bali, Indonesia. I have been twice now and it’s just truly the most magical place on Earth.
On a typical weekend we’ll find you?
Either drinking too many Spicy Margaritas at Soho Malibu with friends, or hanging with my husband at home, ordering in Italian Food and binge watching Vanderpump Rules
A favorite quote?
The most effective way to do it, is to do it.
Why we love it…
It’s affordable for brides and bridesmaids alike with customisable stones to fit your budget.
For the woman…
Who wants something that will blend seamlessly in with her wardrobe and current jewelry collection.
For a stone that looks like it’s floating on the finger we love the Valentina Oval ring.