After growing up in sunny Pembrokeshire, Jemma left the tranquil Welsh countryside and moved to London to study at Central St Martins College of Art and Design. On completion of a BA Hons degree in Jewellery Design Jemma was fortunate enough to be offered a position within the production department of iconic luxury jewellery brand Solange Azagury- Partridge. Jemma worked with Solange for 4 years on London’s Bond Street and in London’s eponymous jewellery district Hatton Garden before returning home to the beautiful Pembrokeshire Coast National Park to start a family and establish Slade Fine Jewellery, a luxury brand all of her own.
Jemma loves bespoke commissions. Whether it’s a secret bespoke engagement ring, ruby anniversary surprise or carefully considered wedding bands the journey to creating a unique and precious final piece should give as much enjoyment as the final piece itself.
Jemma works closely with each client to create a collection of mood-boards, drawings, designs and prototypes to ensure that the final piece is exactly what is desired.
Although Jemma now works from a quirky little workshop set in the beautiful Pembrokeshire countryside many of her clients are based throughout the UK. Fortunately communication is not a problem with the aid of the internet and the postal service, and allows a personal feel to be maintained when developing a piece of jewellery.
However, if you fancy a trip to sunny Wales, Jemma is always happy to welcome you to her homely workshop to discuss your jewellery requirements in person.
Eco Gold and Eco Silver
Jemma prides herself on using both Eco Gold and Eco Silver.
What is Eco gold and Eco silver?
Both Eco gold and Eco silver are exactly the same as everyday gold and silver apart from one very special difference…..they are a fantastic eco-friendly 100% recycled alternative.
These Eco Friendly precious metals are recycled from scrap metal accumulated from various industries such as the jewellery, giftware and electrical industries.
Using Eco gold and sliver promotes a healthier jewellery industry. It is cleaner, greener, eco -friendly and vastly more ethical than newly mined gold and silver. It discourages the need for further mining which can sometimes be associated with both human and environmental problems.
Using Eco gold and silver does not hinder the fine jewellery making process in any way, nor does it make it any less luxurious. In fact, it can make a piece of fine jewellery even more special.
All of the gemstones used in Jemma’s work are ethically sourced and conflict free. Jemma sources coloured gemstones from a small number of experienced trusted suppliers with strong ethical values. Jemma also uses Canada Mark diamonds and GIA certified diamonds.