Emily Freeman, maker and founder of Emily Grace Jewellery, does much more than make beautiful jewellery for the modern woman. As a member of the National Association of Jewellers and patron of Mind - a charity devoted to helping those with mental health issues - Emily is committed to contributing to a more open, progressive society through her jewellery.
This independent maker has a unique creative vision. Specialising in coloured resin techniques which combine precious metals and gemstones with this bold and punchy aesthetic, Emily crafts playful jewellery with a high-fashion edge.
Each piece of jewellery is made to order in Emily’s workshop, and given the unpredictable nature of resin, all jewellery is unique in its own way. We spoke to this talented designer about every aspect of her brand, from her design process to the music she feels inspired by. Learn more about Emily Grace Jewellery and peruse her colourful and chic creations.
How did your brand begin?
Emily Grace Jewellery began through my own imagination. The original sketches and designs, the way I wanted my brand to look and come across all came pretty naturally to me. Like most creatives, the creation itself is the easy bit!
Are there any specific manufacturing/crafting techniques you use?
I specialise in resin so the techniques are indeed specific, chemically so. It's a particular science that I am sometimes at the mercy of.
Can you recall a particular moment with a client that will stay with you forever? Could be a funny horror story or a fond memory.
I recently attended a Jewellery Fair where a lovely lady purchased the Thunder Earrings in Marine for her daughter who had been very ill but had just graduated. As a young woman I related immediately to beaming in a new pair of earrings at graduation.
How do you want someone to feel when they wear your jewellery?
If you could only wear one piece from your collection, what would it be and why?
The Poppy Ring. This is the clients favourite and a personal favourite of mine. Named after my niece, Poppy who is as joyful and vibrant as the rings.
Do you work with any charities?
Yes, Emily Grace Jewellery works alongside the mental health charity, Mind. Every single purchase goes towards helping those who need it. We also work to keep the conversation open to every mental health illness out there.
"We believe at Emily Grace Jewellery that the conversation should be open and inclusive of all mental health issues and by talking about it we can erase the stigma. Let’s move forward to earlier diagnosis, help for the individuals, family & friends as well as improving the services & care for those who need it."
Discover Emily's edgy designs on JewelStreet. Emily also attended out pop-up event in Oxford earlier this year, giving a live jewellery-making demonstration involving her vibrant resins. You won't find jewellery like this anywhere else, so don't miss out on commissioning your very own one-of-a-kind piece from Emily.