Central Saint Martins alum Emma Franklin works in a small Clerkenwell studio using traditional techniques to create her chunky animal charms.
Using a combination of gold, silver and rhodium she creates standout cocktail rings, necklaces and bangles – our favourites are the triceratops ring and the hippopotamus necklace.
Available at www.emmafranklin.com
The late, great Elizabeth Taylor said, “I’ve never thought of my jewellery as trophies. I’m here to take care of it and to love it, for we are only temporary custodians of beauty.”
Wise words from a jewellery queen. But whether you see yourself as a custodian of the future, or you just like to deck yourself out in pretty things, feast your eyes on our collection of six jewellery designers you need to know.
From the surrealist fantasies of Delfina Delettrez to the animal charms of Emma Franklin via the antique wax seal stamps of Pyrrha, these are the designers we’ve got our eye on this season.