| British Jewellery Designers are a way to #shoplocal and ensure that quality and love is invested into your jewels. Shop in stores and online!
There are so many benefits to shopping local, from enhancing the circular economy to reducing air mileage and waste, but most of all, when you buy an item like a handcrafted piece of jewellery from a local, independent business, the creative behind the brand does a little happy dance inside!
If you’re looking for something special for that special someone, or just want to update your wardrobe with some fresh new accessories, look no further than this roundup of 25 talented jewellery designers based in the UK.
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Rosa Pietsch is a South-London based designer and maker. She creates strikingly original jewellery that mixes materials, textures and processes, ranging from intricate statement pieces, to simple yet eye-catching everyday accessories.
Goldsmith Luka Pasikowski built his brand Cardinal of London on a solid foundation of craftsmanship. His jewellery is daring and distinctive, inspired by glamour and grace of Venice, as well as mythical creatures.
Karen Morrison is an award winning London based jewellery designer who produces stylish jewellery that marries sophisticated glamour with delicate femininity, using precious gemstones, rough cut diamonds, freshwater pearls and Swarovski crystals.
Ruth is considered by industry experts as one of the leading influences in the current generation of UK jewellery designers, and her unique designs and luxuriously wearable adornments are conceived with the notion of being treasured forever.
Alex Monroe jewellery is synonymous with a very British sense of style. It is feminine, delicate and quirky, but above all consistently wearable. Now a much loved brand world-wide, each and every piece is individually designed and handmade in London.
Listed as one to watch in jewellery’s next generation by Harper’s Bazaar, Maya Magal’s jewellery has been worn by the likes of Adele, Jourdan Dunn, Rita Ora, Alexa Chung and many other high profile celebrities.
Jessica Walker has been established in the heart of Dulwich Village for 10 years. From a family of Jewellers scattered all over the world her knowledge and contacts are substantial. She specialises in bespoke engagement and wedding rings.
Charlotte’s jewellery continuously looks for the balance between areas that would normally be found to be opposites of each other. Her jewellery is both masculine and feminine, opulent and minimal, methodical and chaotic.
Rosie Sanders creates neoclassically inspired luxury jewellery with a contemporary feminine edge. Each collection celebrates scrolls as enduring symbols of opulence, femininity and power, what Rosie refers to as ‘Neoclassical Couture’.
Lee effortlessly blends fashion and craftsmanship, and is fast growing a name in the contemporary jewellery sector thanks to her signature blend of delicate, exacting and narrative-driven pieces that are easy to wear and tell powerful, distinctive stories.
Maria Black Jewellery is founded on the pure idea of combining aesthetics and artistry. Allowing contemporary fashion jewellery to emphasize the everyday look of modern women, and to challenge the common perception of body adornment.
Anabela Chan is an award-winning designer and artist, who arrived at jewellery from a prestigious background in architecture, fashion and art. Lady Gaga, Rita Ora and FKA Twigs have all graced red carpet events wearing her enchanting, statement pieces.
UK Jewellery Designer of the Year 2013, Sophie Harley, is celebrated for her exquisite handmade jewellery using only precious metals and stones. She designed Algerian Love Knot necklace and earrings for the James Bond film Casino Royale.
Matthew Calvin is a designer and producer of stylish and contemporary jewellery. Named by the Evening Standard as a go-to name for ‘modern, minimalist designs’. Clean lines and hand crafted finishes give Matthew’s designs a modern edge.
Known for her unique craft technique of coiling and hand stitching cotton rope to create sculptural yet lightweight tactile jewellery, Eleanor takes on an intuitive and sensitive approach to the micro details of making processes, focussing on precise scale.
Clarice’s jewellery has a thoughtful balance of modern silhouettes and traditional craft. Defined by clean lines, intricate details and technical precision, the pieces are timeless yet modern, playful yet refined.
A merging of jewellery and fashion are at the core of Kirsty Ward’s minimal-meets-maximal collections. This mix of contrasting yet complementary elements is key to the eclectic nature of Kirsty’s designs, naming her one of Selfridges’ ‘Bright Young Things’.
Mei-Li Rose produces handcrafted jewellery using traditional silversmithing techniques, with a focus on quality craftsmanship, with her signature design aesthetic celebrating clean, minimal forms, often inspired by architecture and industrial design.
Fusing traditional and modern materials with avant-garde design, Argentine designer Isabel Englebert presents her exquisite collection of couture jewellery. Each piece is a bold representation of intricate design, immense skill and impeccable finish.
Felice Dahl designs and creates contemporary Scandi inspired jewellery in gold vermeil, and sterling silver, exploring organic form through the manipulation of metal, embracing inner strength through design.
Kara Khuma Jewellery founder founder Naomi Olivia hails ancient deities as a core inspiration, as the gold, gemstones and amulets worn by Ancient Egyptians as a ritualistic practice of infusing love and prosperity into their lives.
Mabel uses the lost wax casting technique to set precious gemstones and raw, uncut crystals into jewellery with unpredictable and intriguing results. The end products are striking organic designs that physically embrace the vibrant gemstones.
Catarina is an award-winning jewellery designer, originally from Portugal. Her work is inspired by Portuguese Culture and Handicraft techniques where these are reinterpreted in contemporary delicate, simple but complex jewellery.
Hayley Kruger is a jewellery designer who has worked in many aspects of the trade for over 15 years, designing for many of the UK’s most recognisable retailers and brands such as Topshop, Marks & Spencer, River Island, Next, and many more.
May Hofman jewellery has a signature, modular concept; built with individually designed components, that can be strung, stacked and interconnected, in different arrangements, creating endless possibilities unique to the owner.
These are just some of hundreds and thousands of talented jewellers and jewellery designers based right here in South London and surrounding areas, but we hope this will give you a great starting point in your local and ethical jewellery shopping journey. To find out more, visit the brands’ individual websites, and enjoy your new discoveries!