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  • Milne Watson

    Introducing

    Milne Watson

    With a career spanning both fashion and interiors, brand founder Emma Milne-Watson is no stranger to creating beautiful things. However, it was during the pandemic that she turned her creative energy to jewellery. Seeking an outlet while homeschooling her children, she rediscovered her bead collection in the attic and, with the help of her daughter, started making necklaces.

    What began as a side project in aid of Refuge (during the national lockdowns she raised almost £4,000 for the charity), swiftly gained momentum, thanks to Emma’s eye for colour combinations and composition that mixes old with new. And Milne Watson was born.

    An avid lover and collector of jewellery, Emma’s passion came from her mother. During Emma’s childhood, they would visit their favourite bead shop, off London’s King’s Road, and bead together at home. This personal touch runs throughout Milne Watson – pieces can be created in collaboration with each customer to evoke special meaning and memory.

    We love the elevated, playful designs that can be easily layered up with other pieces or simply worn on their own. Made using semi-precious stones and 14-carat gold, each and every piece is crafted by hand and made to be worn and cherished for a lifetime. Our exclusive collection features four forever styles that would make a meaningful jewellery box addition for yourself or loved ones. 

     

    5 questions with

    Emma Milne-Watson

    What’s the most treasured piece in your personal jewellery collection? 

    My turquoise and star necklace that my best friend and jewellery designer, Jessie Western, made for me for my 40th birthday. And my Jessica McCormack eternity ring that my husband gave me for our 20th wedding anniversary last year. I never take them off.

    Where do you find inspiration for your beautiful colour combinations? 

    I find inspiration from so many things, but mainly nature, flowers, and especially art. I’m quite an emotional person, so often this comes out when I’m designing pieces. It’s like my mood will dictate the colours I combine. 

    What are your tips for layering necklaces? 

    Go for different lengths. I have three necklaces I wear every day: one very short, which sits just under my neckline, one that sits a few centimetres underneath, then a very long chain, which is mainly hidden under whatever I’m wearing, but which I know is there. I also think layering different styles always works well: one vintage, one modern and one fun, colourful style. 

    Which other small brands do you admire right now? 

    Dorsey, Jessie Western, Sophie Keegan, LINE&JO, Marlene Juhl Jørgensen and Alighieri. 

    How do you keep your jewellery collection organised? 

    I have very shallow drawers in my chest of drawers that I fitted out with Muji felt dividers. I organise everything into these. I also have hooks in my dressing room where I hang all my beaded jewellery, so the colours are on display, like a piece of artwork.

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    We love the thought that goes into each of these beautiful pieces. Emma’s care and love really shine through her creations, and her impeccable design eye means they carry both sentiment and style.
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    SHIPPING AND RETURNS

    Shipping

    As necklaces are bespoke, please allow up to 10 days for the production and shipping for your item/s.

    Please note for international customers duties and taxes are payable upon arrival. Any applicable duties and taxes on deliveries must be settled by the recipient. Please check with your local customs and duties office for more information on these charges.

    We offer the following options:

    United Kingdom

    Royal Mail tracked service (2-3 working days)- £4.80*

    Europe

    DHL delivery (5-7 days)- £22.50*

    United States And Canada

    DHL delivery (5-7 days)- £30*

     

    *Once your order had been produced (please allow up to 10 days for production and delivery)

    Returns

    We don’t accept returns as these are all made by hand, each piece is completely unique and so please understand there might be slight imperfections in the stones.  If a specific size is requested please email me directly, and this will be classed as a special order.

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