The Origin Story of Rose & Clay's Name
K Kelsey Sorenson

The Origin Story of Rose & Clay's Name

In the world of jewelry, every piece carries a story, a sentiment, a connection. At Rose & Clay, our name is more than just a label; it's a heartfelt journey that we're more than excited to share with you.

**A Petal-Soft Beginning**

"Rose," a name that speaks of elegance, grace, and timeless beauty. But it wasn't just a random choice; it was a fond nickname of affection. From the early days of dating between founder, Kelsey, and her husband, Greg, the nickname "Rose" became a common term of endearment. Greg, who was trying impress Kelsey with his Spanish speaking abilities would frequently call her "Mi Rosa," meaning "My Rose." Even years into their relationship rose and rosa were still a common phrase shared between the two. 

 image of founder of Rose and Clay- Kelsey Sorenson with her husband Greg when they were first dating 

Greg and Kelsey when they were first dating in 2017 

**Blossoming Inspiration**

As the story unfolds, so does the inspiration behind "Rose & Clay." When deciding to start a jewelry company, we wanted a name that carried personal significance while still encapsulating the very spirit of our designs, which is why we decided to use "Rose". To really capture the allure of nature, the romance of flowers, and a delicate feminine touch we were going for in our designs,

The "Clay" in Rose & Clay pays homage to the roots of our craft. Initially, our jewelry was created exclusively from polymer clay.  Over time, our creativity led us to explore an array of premium materials, including stainless steel, sterling silver, real gold plating, titanium, and gold-filled components. Yet, the name "Clay" remains, a nod to our origins and a testament to the evolution of our art. After all, we never want to forget that humble textile which we used to create our very first designs and helped us to discover the love of jewelry and design.

**A Symphony of Femininity**

"Rose & Clay" isn't just a name; it's a declaration. We embrace femininity in all its forms, crafting designs that celebrate the unique beauty of every individual. Our jewelry is a whisper of confidence, a reminder that even the smallest adornments can empower, uplift, and inspire the woman wearing it.

With every piece, we create a tale. A tale of connection, of embracing your own radiance. Whether it's the delicate petals of a floral-inspired earring or the sparkle of gemstones reminiscent of a starlit sky, each creation is designed to help the women wearing it to FEEL as beautiful as she truly is.

**Discover Your Rose & Clay**

As you explore our collections, know that each piece is more than a mere accessory. It's an embodiment of love, art, and the magic that happens when a girl finds something that makes her really happy! We invite you to embark on this journey with us, to find your own piece of beauty, the one that sparks a little piece of excitement in you! The one that makes you feel like YOU.

At Rose & Clay, the name isn't just a label; it's a legacy, a promise, and a reflection of the remarkable journey that brought us here and the journey we hope is ahead of us.

*With love and petals,*

*The Rose & Clay Team*

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