“I became a jewellery designer because I wanted to revive how and why jewellery is created; telling the story of designing a bespoke piece and really wanting people to enjoy the feeling and confidence an exclusive piece of jewellery can give. When you wear something special, you feel special.”
Emily’s creative talent is a culmination of her expertise and dedication to the jewellery World.
Emily’s interest began immediately upon studying diamonds and gemmology, when she was 21 years old, with the Gemmological Association of Great Britain. Emily trained in specialist jewellery boutiques in Mayfair, London, with a particular focus on antique jewellery which led to her interest and appreciation for the quality of craftsmanship and symbolism within differing periods of time and how jewellery was worn as a reflection of character, fashion and sentiment.
In 2013, Emily returned to her home county of Hampshire and formed Flamingo Jewellery. Combining Emily’s knowledge and experience, FJ is a celebrated return to traditional jewellery design and making, involving principled dealers and traditional craftsmen.
Emily hand-selects each and every gemstone to ensure provenance and places them as the focal-point of the piece. Depending upon the gem, every hand-drawn sketch is realised using selected precious metals sympathetic to the hue of the stone. Embellishments such as diamonds and mille-grain detailing may only be used to enhance the final piece.