About Sophie, the jewellery designer-maker behind Essemgé.


I am Sophie, the jewellery designer-maker behind Essemgé.

Essemgé stands for ‘SMG’, my initials in French.

Conscious of today’s busy lifestyles and work environments, I design pieces that are versatile and practical yet eye-catching and inspiring. They give you choices of how to wear them.

I draw inspiration from my experiences and surroundings.

In my earlier corporate career, I realised that every successful woman has a signature style that’s unique to her. Jewellery is an essential part of it. It makes her feel polished, confident and empowered, ready to take on the challenges of a fast-paced workplace.

My aim is to serve you with quality jewellery that is quietly sophisticated and timeless. Perfect for those who favour style and soul over fashion, and buy their own pieces. I absolutely love what I do – knowing that a piece of jewellery that I have designed is giving you the confidence boost and glow you need to help you realise your potential.

The surroundings of South East London where I have my studio have also influenced my designs. The mix of urban, industrial and maritime heritage has created a visually striking landscape, where order meets chaos, old meets new, shiny meets rusty, established meets upcoming. It is the ideal backdrop to feed my imagination and create unique statement pieces that you will cherish.

My other passions include

drawing, watercolour painting, antiques/vintage hunting/collecting, restoring/diy amongst many more! They have contributed to inform my jewellery designs and aesthetics.

Jewellery is highly individual. For each of my creations I strive at making it the best, that is the one that looks good on you and makes you feel special.

All the pieces are lovingly handmade in the UK.

I take pride in consistently delivering great attention to detail and high quality of work using only the finest materials sourced in the UK.

Bespoke jewellery, commissioned work and repairs are also welcome.

Forget Fashion, Embrace Style !

If you’d like to find out more about Essemgé, please feel free to get in touch.

Essemgé is GIA-accredited and a Member of the Crafts Council Directory  , the Association for Contemporary Jewellery and the Guild of Jewellery Designers .

About Essemgé - Introducing Sophie, the designer maker

Sophie Martin-Glinel
Owner, Essemgé

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