EMMA CHAPMAN JEWELS
Finely crafted timeless heirloom jewellery with a luxe bohemian edge. Atelier designed. Emma Chapman jewels is an award-winning brand, which has been showcased numerous times at London and Premiere Classe, Paris Fashion Week.
Originally discovered by Hilary Alexander, then Fashion Director of the Telegraph, Emma Chapman was chosen as one of the best new emerging jewellery designers of her generation, and showcased in Bright Young Gems, part of IJL.
Her jewellery is all exquisitely handcrafted by master goldsmiths and stone cutters in Jaipur, who have made jewellery for the Royal Families of India over the centuries.
She lived in Jaipur for over 10 years while building up her craft and establishing her own family-run workshops with goldsmiths and stone cutters. This unique experience gave her an opportunity to totally immerse herself in the ancient jewellery couture techniques used in India, and use them in a fresh modern way in her work. She now divides her time between Jaipur and Somerset.
She is a strong believer in supporting local craftsmen and keeping these dying arts alive, by bringing them into the 21st Century. She incorporates stone carving, embossed, enamel, engraving and jaali work into her jewellery, mixing precious gemstones with 18ct gold and sterling silver. Her signature style is luxe-bohemian in flavour, exotic and glamorous, creating regal heirloom treasures for the 21st century.
Inspired by sacred Indian architecture, Emma draws on the ancient geometric patterns, and decorative floral motifs of Islamic and Mughal Art and then gives them a modern twist. Most of her fine jewellery pieces are one of a kind, making them very desirable, as they are unique to the customer.