Essemgé

Sophie Martin-Glinel
Studio 31
5-9 Creekside,
London SE8 4SA
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Essemgé jewellery will take your signature style to the next level with elegant distinctive contemporary designs inspired by the harmony of geometric shapes and their symbolisms.

Each piece has been thoughtfully handcrafted by Sophie, the designer maker behind the brand.

Focusing on quality and versatility, Sophie creates pieces that give you the freedom to express yourself and be on top of your game every day. You will enjoy wearing them time and time again!

Each piece of our collections is an understated statement. You will find them incredibly easy to dress up or down depending on the circumstances. They are ideal for today’s active lifestyles and / or work environments. Feeling stylish, uplifted and inspired will give you the headspace to concentrate on what truly matters to you.

Essemgé jewellery will particularly appeal to those looking to elevate their look with everyday precious pieces, and reward themselves without looking to impress anyone else.

Sophie uses quality materials to combine playful modern silhouettes with exquisite thoughful craftsmanship. Final pieces are visually eye-catching yet highly wearable.

Subtle design and a great attention to details mean each piece of jewellery feels personal.
DESIRE Chelsea - February / March 2020

Elements 5, Edinburgh - November 2019

Craft Central - June 2019

Artistar Jewels 2019 - Milan, IT - February 2019

Craft Central - February 2019

DESIRE Chelsea - March 2019

ArtHub Open Studios - December 2017

Craft Central - May 2017 & August 2017

Made in Highgate - April 2017

DESIRE Chelsea - March 2017

Elements 2, A Festival of Silver and Gold , Edinburgh - November 2016

Handmade Edinburgh - November 2016

Handmade at Kew - October 2016
Bonjour,

I am Sophie, the designer behind Essemgé (which stands for ‘SMG’, my initials with a French twist, in reference to my origins).

Conscious of today’s busy lifestyles and work environments, I have designed pieces that are versatile and practical yet eye-catching and inspiring, to 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 certainly is the ideal backdrop to feed my imagination!

My other passions include drawing, watercolour painting, antiques/vintage hunting/collecting, restoring/diy as well as many more! Interestingly I have found that all of these activities have contributed to inform my jewellery designs and aesthetics.
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Cruise collection - black & white set
Image 2
spring coil collection
Image 3
urban meets nautical