Emma first developed an interest in making jewellery as a way of channelling the inspiration she found around her, on the beach and in the surrounding countryside and as away of being able to make pieces that she knew would bring her joy to wear. She lives a stones throw from the beach and has used her environment as inspiration.
Emma is a firm believer in individual style and creates jewellery in accordance with this philosophy.
Her work takes images she finds in nature; seaweed, razor clams and shells. She then abstracts them, creating random designs that play with asymmetry and scale. She has enjoyed giving life to ancient pieces that have been buried for years, artefacts used as amulets to represent power and femininity. Many pieces are handmade to deliberately recreate the discovery of hidden treasure.
The jewellery is made using traditional techniques in her Workshop in Hove. Emma works in sterling silver which is recycled where possible and 18ct gold vermeil and texture plays a large role in the creations, she often works in reticulation which results in gorgeous crumpled effects, used to great effect with gold in contrast to smooth silver.
Emma works with precious and semi precious stones but keeps them raw and naturally formed, combining them with silver or gold to give an organic and dramatic effect. Always responsibly sourced from trusted suppliers and from conflict free zones. The colour palette mostly ranges across blues and greens by using labradorite, chrysoprase, topaz, rough diamonds, sapphires, turquoise, aventurine and apatite.
She makes small collections, a core of which are available all year round, alongside limited editions and one off pieces which ensure its owner has a bespoke piece of gorgeous jewellery. The small production ethos ensures a limit on overproduction and waste and any unused or spare metal is kept and reused constantly in the process.
Please contact Emma directly if you have specific requirements regarding chain length or any other adaptation to a piece or if you would like to commission a piece..
“I’m really fussy about jewellery and what Emma made me suited me perfectly. She just got it right. She has a very keen eye for what works for women and the bracelet I ordered was beautifully made and detailed but not at all fussy.”
“Love my new find from Emma Stanton Jewellery. It’s my new “goes with anything’ necklace”. Thank you.”
“Emma understands that for women, jewellery is so much more than precious metal, it symbolises momentous moments in their lives and celebrates them. Emma’s jewellery is the opposite of throwaway, it is forever.”