What started as a whirlwind trip through Europe, the Middle East, and Asia became a life-changing experience that created J/Hadley Jewelry.
After internships at Glamour and Women’s Wear Daily—and now with an SMU diploma in hand—Ashley Gilroy was ready to make her mark in the New York fashion world, but not until she took a brief detour that circled the globe. Unbeknownst to her, her life and career path were about to change.
On Ashley’s last day of traveling in India, she discovered a small family-owned jewelry shop. She was well versed in a wide spectrum of fine jewelry that could instantly change an outfit, however, what she found in this store was unlike anything she had ever seen.
That visit was the beginning of a two-year apprenticeship under the Jain family in the world of fine jewelry, where she not only learned about gemstones, design and manufacturing, but how to successfully launch and run a company. After two years of working under the tutelage of the family-run jewelry empire in India, Ashley knew it was time to take what she learned and create her own line.
Ashley returned to New York and launched J/Hadley. The name J/Hadley was chosen to give credit where credit is due: to her two families. The “J” comes from the Jain Family, who took a chance on a young American girl, taught her their family business, and trusted that she would created something wonderful. “Hadley” is a throwback to her mother’s side of the family that grew up on Hadley Street in a small town outside of Nashville, Tennessee, where hard work, family values, and a love for life were instilled at a young age.
Four years later, J/Hadley is known for its bright and bold, diamond-accented statement earrings, bangles, and rings—all made from the rarest of stones from around the globe. Each stone is sourced from its native region in the world, helping to make Ashley’s designs both attainable and functional. Her pieces sparkle on the red carpet and pop at a power lunch, providing an extra boost of confidence for any woman looking to stand out from the crowd.
J/Hadley Jewelry has been featured in countless publications (Vogue, WWD, W, Elle, Glamour, and Lucky, to name a few) and is highly regarded by stylists and the Hollywood set, with the likes of Jennifer Lawrence, Sofia Vergara, and Jessica Alba all sporting various designs.
For Inquiries, Contact: Alyx Roth | Alyx@jhadleyjewelry.com | 212.858.0065