About the Brand
Thorn of an English Rose.
- Every piece hand made in New York City.
- Designed and hand-made by designer Jayne Moore.
- Certified conflict-free Diamonds and recycled and refined Metals.
- Even the packaging is made from recycled materials and produced locally in neighboring New Jersey.
- TER upholds a ZERO EXPLOITATION policy. Of animal or human.
“But he who dares not grasp the thorn
Should never crave the rose.”
– Anne Brontë
"I have always loved the rose, yes, what a cliché, but it’s not just the silken waxy petals or their wide complex faces that I love, it’s also the dangerous unannounced quality of the thorns that they bare. A little dark perhaps, but they are such a strong and independent, unruly and yet beautiful plant. I think that’s why they speak to women.
I have been pricked many a time on being so greedy as to want them in my home, and it humbles me every time. The beauty and severity of such a desirable flower. When I first came to New York with my modeling career I was referred to as the “quintessential English Rose”, a name that stuck, and I loved it because with it I saw the wild brambles and unpredictability of the roses edge...
It was very early on in my learning to work with wax and metals that an artist friend of mine and I were bantering back and forth, and he commented that I always had something to say, and that he supposed "even an English Rose has it’s thorns”, and in that moment I knew “Thorn of an English Rose” would be something that would later mean something to me… I think it was the first time I didn’t have anything to say back!”- JM
“Roses and thorns are parts of the same plant. Somehow though, some people are concerned mainly about the roses. The rose is not on the plant for more than a week, but the thorns are there forever.
Roses are teaching that the beauty of life will bloom, once you have taught yourself the lessons given by living with the thorns.”
– Grigoris Deoudis