Emma Franklin studied at Central St Martins School of Art and Design and since graduating eight years ago she has focused on creating one off designs of huge variety and high quality, specialising in engagement and wedding rings.
Welcoming every client to visit and meet in person, Emma Franklin designs and makes all bespoke pieces using traditional skills in her Clerkenwell studio/workshop, surrounded by London’s jewellery capital. Emma uses local specialist and modern techniques, keeping close relationships with loyal London craftsman over many years.
We welcome all briefs and will often work from just a few broad references such as style, colour and metal. However we are equally happy to take more specific inspiration like a piece of art, a building or another jewellery reference. You can leave the rest to Emma and her team or have more input throughout the design process, working with them together – whatever makes you feel comfortable and always resulting in the perfect piece.
Specialising in luxury materials such as 18ct yellow, white and rose Gold and Platinum, a huge variety of designs can be produced from the very traditional to the extremely unusual. Emma finds herself with a reputation for creating Art Deco inspired pieces, using the metal to create structure and form, with stones complimenting the structure and enhancing the form – a rarity in modern jewellery design. She believes all points of a ring are as important as each other, often setting stones along the sides and base of a ring, with structural features inside and out. Diamonds, Sapphires, Rubies and Emeralds are some of the precious stones Emma regularly uses, getting just the right spectrum for the client, cutting them exactly to fit the design.
“Being able to design and make a bespoke piece of jewellery for someone is an extremely special thing and something I take huge pride and care in. Every commission is different and takes a lot of love and consideration”
– Emma Franklin
Emma finds the most rewarding part is seeing the client delighted with the finished design – the final and most important piece to the puzzle. As a guide once a design is agreed the creating can be between 6 and 12 weeks depending on the complexity of processes and techniques. For any questions about the bespoke process please call the studio or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’d be happy to advise.
“Emma was fantastic – she listened to our ideas, and translated them into a ring which couldn’t be more perfect or suited to our style.”
– Camilla Hodgson
“As soon as I met with Emma I felt totally relaxed. Emma made the whole experience really calm at a time where I was obviously feeling somewhat nervous! She really listened to what I was looking for and when I received some mock up drawings I was over the moon that she’d been able to recreate what we’d discussed. It gave me total confidence in how the end product would turn out. Sitting in her studio drinking tea as opposed to wandering up and down Hatton Garden was such a pleasant and relaxed experience. The end result was even better than I’d hoped for, I couldn’t wait to propose and for her to see it! And of course, my now wife totally loves it!”
– John Southgate
“I found the entire process of working with Emma on a ring for my girlfriend to be so easy; she was incredibly thoughtful, provided great insight and was communicative throughout – I gave her one reference with which she produced something that completely exceeded my expectations. She has created a beautiful object that means so much to us and will be cherished – we both can’t thank her enough!”
– Colin Henderson
“Emma created the perfect ring for the girl who didn’t even know what she wanted. An incredibly talented designer who we would love to work with again in the future.”
– Will Rice
“I’m totally blown away! It has come together so well – I never imagined it would be this beautiful. When we started the search for a ring we wanted something beautiful and unique that had imprints of both of us and you’ve more than captured that. A very big thank you from both of us. It was an absolute pleasure meeting you and working with you on this.”
– Leanna Cuddeford