About Emma Chapman
The award-winning jewellery designer Emma Chapman, uses gorgeous gemstones, precious metals and ancient couture techniques, to create totally unique, regal heirloom treasure for the 21st century. Drawing on old heritage traditions, her jewellery incorporates carving, engraving, enamel, jaali and embossed work. Her signature style is haute-bohemian in flavour, exotic and glamorous. All the jewellery is exquisitely handmade by master goldsmiths and stone –cutters, in her workshops in Jaipur, and has been featured in numerous magazines including Vogue, Harpers, Tatler, Elle and Conde Nast Traveller. The brand sells all over the world.
Emma Chapman jewels is featured in LOVE GOLD, the world gold council's definitive guide to the top international jewellery designers working today..
She was originally discovered by Hilary Alexander, Fashion Director of the Telegraph and chosen as one of the most promising new designers of today. Since then she has exhibited numerous times at London Fashion Week, Premiere Classe Paris and in New York.
All of the jewellery is handmade in family run workshops in Jaipur, India, by master goldsmiths and stonecutters, first brought here by the Maharajas and Mughals, who have been in the trade for generations. She is a strong believer in supporting local craftsmen and keeping these dying arts alive, by bringing them into the 21st Century. The craftsmen have made jewellery for all the Royal Families of Jaipur over the centuries.
The jewellery is beautiful across generations, and is a contemporary twist on classic traditions of royal adornment. Emma Chapman is inspired by and borrows from old couture techniques, to create wearable pieces of jewellery for today. The inspiration is drawn from ancient geometric motifs and patterns, in islamic, mughal, arabic, byzantine, vedic and sacred indian architecture and given a modern twist for Western wear.
"I see my brand as being pure treasure, exquisite, finely crafted, timeless heirloom jewellery, using master craftsmanship, which is haute-bohemian, in style, opulent, exotic and other worldly.
I feel when people buy my jewellery they not only buy a beautiful piece of jewellery, but they are tapping into another world, that of exoticism, of romance of legend and heritage.
This jewellery is for the luxury vagabond, someone who appreciates beautiful hand made, well crafted jewellery. My jewellery is for the working woman, fashion mavern, cultural enthusiast, world citizen… it aspires to pull at the heart strings." Emma Chapman
Emma Chapman's Collections, sell in Europe and across the USA, at places like Fenwick Bond Street, Melissa Odabash, Whistles, Wolf & Badger, the V&A, The Cross, The Orient Express, and numerous fashion boutiques and resort hotels in Europe and the USA. ,
"An award-winning British jewellery designer, living between London and Jaipur, Emma creates opulent and exotic gemstone jewellery, in rich sumptuous colours. Her work has a contemporary western sensibility and yet draws upon India’s traditional fine jewellery craftsmanship mixing jaali, filigree, carving, engraving, embossing, and enamelling." Fiona Caulfield, Love Gold ( World Gold Council)
“ Emma Chapman combines her Western sensibiilty and ancient Indian techniques to make jewellery that captures the exoticism of India, but is wearable in the West” Harpers Bazaar Magazine
The brand is increasingly making bespoke, one-off pieces of jewellery for customers, made especially for them. Our customised pieces of jewellery, have sold to Royalty, Ambassadors and their wives, fashionistas, musicians, other designers, models, and just about anyone looking for something very special, that is unique to them.
Emma Chapman features in a new BBC2 documentary series, all shot in Jaipur, India. Called The Real Hotel Exotic Marigold, it is inspired by the much loved movie, The Best Hotel Exotic Marigold. With Patti Labelle, Silver McCoy, Miriam Margoyles, Jan Leeming, Wayne Sleep, Rosemary Shrager, Roy Walker and Bobby George. Watch the fun, drama and adventures unfold on BBC2.