About Us

"Whether it be teatime or gin o'clock, the appropriate adornment is an absolute essential- thus consider designer maker Emily Sidwell, your duchess of artful accessories. The offerings in her By Emily collection are a mixture of poise and playfulness drawing inspiration from beloved childhood stories and English history alike." http://fab.com/

It all began many years ago on her bedroom floor; inspired by favourite childhood tales she would sit for hours building houses out of shoe boxes with intricately drawn wallpaper and painted floor boards; she would meticulously glue together pieces of cardboard to create tiny but elaborate pieces of furniture; she would stitch dainty Victorian clothing decorated with ruffles and lace and beads. She was fascinated by history and narrative, swept away by minute detail.

Since then it has been a whirlwind of adventure, while backpacking across the world after finishing her fine art degree Emily fell completely in love with jewellery making, a year later in 2011 she realised her dream and established an unmistakably English luxury jewellery company founded in London.

Inspired by classic literature, Emily’s jewellery pieces reveal themselves like an unfolding narrative as intricate details are found upon closer inspection. Opening a locket can reveal a bee, the glint of rubies and emeralds can be caught in the eyes of hares or foxes and tiny diamonds can be discovered set in a ring. Her designs are never quite what they first appear to be as each piece had it’s own story to tell.

Using the lost wax casting process, each tiny piece is first carved from a unique blend of wax resulting in figures that appear alive and untamed. The wax is then cast in precious metal and lovingly crafted together in her workshop in beautiful Oxfordshire. As each piece is handmade to order we can accommodate personal requests or even create something entirely new just for you so do get in touch, we would love to hear from you! 

So instead of her bedroom floor Emily now works at her bench designing and creating unique story inspired collections of exquisite tiny treasures from silver and gold for lovely customers all over the world. Our jewellery can also be found in boutiques and galleries across the UK, for a list of our stockists please do follow the link at the bottom of the page.

By Emily- wear a story!