Meghan Markle was spotted sporting a super cute initial letter charm 'A' this week at Wimbledon, representing her baby Archie. The design is made by Emma Swann, a British born jeweller based in Australia.
I've beed busy making my own initial charm pendant and have road tested it with my toddler so I know it's safe from all the tugs and pulls! Introducung my new Personalised Ltter Charm Pendants - be inspired by Meghan and make it personal!
Emma-Kate Jewellery proudly presents the new Daffodil collection. It includes a floral design handmade in solid sterling silver with yellow gold plate & top grade freshwater pearls. The design is a double-layered form of a trilogy petal to create a daffodil, supporting and nurturing the pearl within, inspired by the Community Foundation in Wales logo.
Emma-Kate Jewellery is delighted to donate 30% of sales directly to Community Foundation in Wales: www.cfiw.org.uk
Emma-Kate Jewellery Launch Party
The new collection was officially launched on 1st December at Emma-Kate Jewellery's Launch Party at Castle Arcade, Cardiff. Visitors enjoyed a glass of bubbly and tasty capanes while discovering first-hand Emma-Kate's new jewellery collections, including Daffodil, Luna Pearl and Calla Lily Rose.
Emma-Kate is proud to announce her new jewellery shop is now open in central Cardiff - just in time for last minute Christmas gifts!
No.5 The Balcony, Castle Arcade, Cardiff, CF10 1BY.
It’s set in the heart of the historic Castle Arcades, a fantastic location and well worth a visit. Full beautiful Victorian architecture and a variety of fabulous independent shops to name a few; Jones the Barber, Home by Kirsty, Coffee Barker, Madame Fromage, To Have and To Hire, Forbesfield Flowers. And there's still more I've still to discover!
If there’s a specific piece you’d like to see in either of the shops before Christmas please call 01446 771656 or email us at email@example.com
Shop Opening Times;
Open Thursdays-Saturdays, 10-5pm until Christmas.
From Monday 4th January 2016, Monday-Saturdays, 10-5pm.
Cardiff Shop No. +44 (0)2920 344715,
Open Monday-Friday, 9.30-4.30pm until Christmas eve and then it will be transferring to the new Cardiff location.
Emma-Kate's New Venture - Opening Soon!
Located in the heart of Cardiff, the beautiful Victorian shopping arcade off St.Mary’s Street, 'Castle Arcade', will be the home to Emma-Kate's new venture! Emma-Kate felt that the variety of independent businesses really set this arcade apart and made it the perfect location.
Emma-Kate has envisaged a different type of jewellery shop that you don’t see on the high street, “I’ve gone back to my roots with the interior of the shop, bringing together my love of design and sculpture. It'll be a sexy space to showcase my jewellery collections and one-off silversmithing pieces.”
There’s a stylish gallery area where you’ll be able to view and try on Emma-Kate’s designs, together with an on-site workshop where pieces will be tailor-made. You’ll be able to get expert and friendly advice in a sophisticated and exclusive environment.
Clients will be able to make a private appointment to chat through commissions with Emma-Kate, including upcycling pieces, engagement and wedding rings, partnership rings or bespoke jewellery or silversmithing.
Opening at the end of November 2015, No.5 The Balcony, Castle Arcade, Cardiff, CF10 1BY.
I'm pleased to announce the launch of my latest silver jewellery range 'Lucifer'! I was going to launch this range in the new year but thought Halloween was the perfect time to show it off due to the inspiration for this range coming from my love of mythology. 'Lucifer' in Latin means 'light bringing' or 'morning star'.
Currently featuring necklaces and earrings this sculpted silver jewellery collection is a perfect present for those angelic souls or those who just rock!
With June being the month of the birthstone Pearl it only seems fitting that this pure, delicate gem is given the attention it truly deserves.
If there’s one thing that suits every women (and let’s be honest this is a pretty tough job) it’s designer pearl jewellery!
Adored by ladies everywhere, pearl jewellery eludes a sense of timeless elegance, it screams instant glam and can be worn to add an edge to any outfit, day or night, making it very much a fashion accessory of the current day and a great investment for future.
Designer pearl jewellery pieces make a stylish statement and are very popular amongst many a celeb for red carpet events as well as being the Duchess of Cambridge’s go to fashion accessory for public appearances.
Kate is a huge fan of the delicate pearl drop earring as well as the pearl stud jewellery which she was photographed wearing for Princess Charlotte’s first outing! Check out the beautiful collection of pearl earrings on Jersey Pearl's website for something similar.
Designer pearl necklaces and earrings are the one fashion accessory that really can transform your look from day to night. Add some daytime chic to some skinny jeans and a simple t-shirt by pairing with Emma-Kate’s simply stylish Pearl Through Earrings.
Dower and Hall have created some beautiful pearl jewellery collections over the years and it’s well worth a visit to their site to see their latest designer pearl jewellery collections Pearlicious.
To add a touch of glam to any evening look Coco Chanel’s trademark of a string of white pearls down to the stomach over a black dress are a sure way to make you feel instantly beautiful and can be viewed on Chanel's website.
As Coco Chanel said “Pearl is always right.”
Pearls are an investment piece, not only being sold in the classic white but also in colours from peacock to pink. Whatever designer pearl jewellery you choose this gem is certainly going to become your new BFF!
News Flash!! Emma-Kate's Jewellery has been nominated for Bridal Collection of the Year Award 2015!
What a fantastic way to start Spring!
EXQUISITE jewellery designer Emma-Kate Francis is excited to announce that one of her signature collections, Calla Lily, has been shortlisted for the Retail Jeweller Awards 2015, Bridal Collection of the Year.
Renowned for designing exceptionally beautiful, romantic jewellery, Emma-Kate is passionate about creating timeless and elegant jewellery that her customers can treasure forever.
Emma-Kate’s nominated Calla Lily Collection, is based on the sculpted flower form, featuring sumptuous arrays of freshwater pearls, sterling silver and rose gold, .
“It’s an honour to have my Calla Lily Collection shortlisted for such a highly recognised and prestigious award, I'm looking forward to attending the ceremony later this year (with fingers & toes crossed!).”
Emma-Kate & her team pride themselves on providing great advice for bridal jewellery. “One thing I advise brides-to-be is to keep jewellery simply elegant and consider head adornments and neck lines as these will determine your jewellery requirements.”
Like any bride-to-be knows, planning a wedding is a time consuming job. Emma-Kate Francis makes selecting the jewellery for on the day that little bit easier by providing a portal for people all around the world to view and purchase her current collections www.emmakatefrancis.com. If you have any queries for bridal jewellery then please do get in contact with Emma-Kate direct, either email her firstname.lastname@example.org or call the studio on 01446 771656.
After a while of cajoling by a friend to do a private jewellery class for her and a few friends I caved in. I’ve taught jewellery making in the past at different establishments but never in my studio. I’ve always protested I’m too busy but it’s a new year and one of my resolutions is to get out of my comfort zone! I must admit I was apprehensive, would they enjoy it? How would they get on in a working studio with no previous experience?
The day started off at 10am, meeting all four ladies and talking & sketching out what each one would like to make. Two made silver earrings and two made silver rings, all unique to their style. Simplicity was going to be the key but they challenged me. And I loved it! Within a few hours they had all accomplished & finished making their first ever piece of silver jewellery by their own fair hands! I was really proud of what they achieved and they seemed delighted too. It not only made me think I should do this more often but they actually inspired me!
If you’ve read this and would like to experience a day at a jewellery designers bench and walk out with having created something uniquely made by you then please get in touch. You can either call the studio on 01446 771656 or email direct to email@example.com.
Emma-Kate's studio is based above High Society (one of the country's leading bridal boutiques),
85 Eastgate, Cowbridge, Wales, CF71 7AA.
(N.B. The studio is based in the pretty market town of Cowbridge, with a plethora of lovely eating & watering holes, and places of interest so if you're planning on visiting it's easy to make a day of it here!)
Cufflinks fit for a president!
The NATO summit took place in Wales this year, 4-5th September 2014, with the largest ever diplomatic gathering of world leaders in the UK.
There was a fantastic buzz in the build up to the event and one evening whilst discussing the event with some friends I decided to make Barack Obama, a pair of personalised sterling silver cufflinks to commemorate his visit to Wales & the momentous event.
The following morning I got to the studio and cracked on with making up the cufflinks, popped them in the post to The White House and thought no more about them.
A few weeks later on a Saturday morning I was working at the bench when I heard ‘OMG…that’s amazing!’ I’ve never heard my assistant get so excited, the postman had just delivered the most prestigious envelope I’ve ever seen, a thank you letter from President Barack Obama.
It felt quite surreal receiving the letter and the fact that he had made the effort to write back to me was something I really treasured and I thought what a real gentleman!
Emma-Kate Francis is an award winning designer, jeweller and silversmith.
'I'm a self confessed magpie and I won't make it, if I wouldn't wear it!