Bespoke Chain Necklace – Taking you through our latest jewellery commission.

Bespoke Chain Necklace – We were delighted when one of our regular customers approached us a few months ago. She loved our new chain necklace designs and wanted to commission one made just for herself.

Working together, we decided to create something totally bespoke to her wishes. The brief was that the necklace should fit many occasions but still stood out and made her feel really elegant and sophisticated.

The result is a necklace that drapes like a scarf. It is very easy to put on, has an incredible flow and injects style to your outfit instantly.

In order to achieve this, we have worked on several key elements:

  • the way the necklace closes
  • how the light bounces
  • the materials used


So tactile and fluid, it drapes like a scarf around your neck.

Did you realise that the design of a clasp can really elevate your piece of jewellery?

It can be both functional and beautiful rather than being simply utilitarian. Here we have opted for a t-barre type of fastening. It ensures the necklace closes extremely securely, it is also very easy to put on / off and finally it complements the rest of the design by creating a focal point.

How a piece of jewellery catches the light is perhaps the most important aspect of the design, after its wearability.

It brings it alive. Here we went for a mix of materials – silver and a double row of gemstones. We also created graduated diamond-shaped chain links by coiling the silver wire on its square edges rather than flat. Lastly each chain link has been soldered with its ends staggered. All of these elements contributed to enhance the impression of volume as the light bounces against the textures, curves and edges.

Bespoke Chain Necklace - jewellery commission designed and realised by Essemgé - shown hanging

“The details are not the details.

They make the design.” (Charles Eames, US designer, architect and film maker)

Choosing the appropriate materials is a chance to make it truly bespoke to you.

Our lovely client was clear that she wanted the necklace to be versatile enough but did not want to compromise on quality. Silver was therefore an obvious choice but we wanted to add some colour as well. After thorough research, we sourced some gorgeous faceted dumortierite bead gemstones. They were just perfect for that necklace. Their denim blue hue looks subtly sophisticated, while their facets glisten with the light. Dumortierite is also known for its calming powers, great for our valued customer who has a very busy lifestyle!

Fancy having a jewel made just for you?

The closer you look the more you will discover and appreciate all the details of this stunning bespoke chain necklace. Do you have a project in mind that you would like to discuss? We are here to help ! Contact us here.

Bespoke Chain Necklace - jewellery commission designed and realised by Essemgé - shown in palm of hand

Uniquely yours.

So supple that you can take everywhere it with you,

and cherish it for years to come.