Essemgé

Sophie Martin-Glinel
Art Hub Studios
Building 28
Studio 1a, 2nd floor
Westminster Industrial Estate,
34 Bowater Road,
Woolwich SE18 5TF
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Essemgé jewellery will take your signature style to the next level with elegant distinctive contemporary designs inspired by urban architecture.

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 women 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.
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 active lifestyles and/or 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.

My earlier career in banking, in particular, has taught me that every successful woman has developed 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 often male-dominated workplace.

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, even if only in a roundabout way for some of them!
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Cruise collection - black & white set
Image 2
spring coil collection
Image 3
urban meets nautical