Herbal jeweler brings something new to Main St.

Jessica DeCarlo at the grand opening of her shop, Rosemary Rose Finery where she will be selling her internationally known jewelry designs which she will customize for weddings and other occasions. Here she stands at a table where visitors could make their own perfume with essential oils.

L. Tomaino

Herbal jeweler brings something new to Main St.

SALISBURY — The grand opening of Rosemary Rose Finery took place May 4 at 19 Main St. in Salisbury.

Rosemary Rose Finery’s owner, Jessica De Carlo, was based in Brooklyn for sixteen years and has recently become a resident of Amenia.

Jessica said, “I am thrilled to be part of this beautiful community. I am happy and excited to be here, and I feel lucky to be part of this beautiful town. It is important for me to have community and to experience joy.” She hopes to impart that to her customers.

DeCarlo has been making jewelry since she was a teenager. She worked in the corporate world as an adult but made the choice to go back to making jewelry and began selling her jewelry at Brooklyn Flea. Her designs are now sold globally.

She uses the “last wax process” in many of her designs. These pieces are carved in wax and then cast in metal. Her designs are influenced by nature, her world travels, and her life in the city.

At her shop in Salisbury, DeCarlo is excited to offer “Jewelry, both modern and vintage, gifts,” and “artful objects for the home and heart.” She plans to feature “small batch apothecary items, like locally made perfume and plant-based products.”

She selects and makes the items in her shop with the idea of giving her customers, “little moments that make you feel happy.”

She will have monthly lectures on plant education “highlighting season medicinal plants by community herbalists.” DeCarlo herself learned about herbs when she did an apprenticeship at an herbal education school.

She will also offer lectures from local artists. Eventually she hopes to have classes for children.

DeCarlo distills her own essential oils for her perfume in a “big old fashioned glass distiller.” She said that she harvests her own plants. She added that to distill the oils, she must harvest a lot of plants, such as wild bee balm or sage, and may end up with only five drops of oil.

There will also be “alternative bridal options” like custom engagement or wedding bands, and she will do other custom jewelry designs.

At the grand opening celebration there were opportunities for anyone visiting the shop to make their own perfume and sage bundles.

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