Meet the Makers Jacqueline AshworthHello, I’m Jacqueline and thank you for visiting Jacqueline Ashworth on Oodlique. Together with my daughter Emilie, I am one of the co-founders of Jacqueline Ashworth – a British jewellery brand that celebrates affordable, innately wearable jewellery which is designed to be worn individually, personalised, layered or stacked. All our jewellery is individually designed and handmade by me in my Devon workshop – ensuring every piece of jewellery is unique.

After graduating from Birmingham School of Art and Design with a BA (Hons) degree in 3-Dimensional Design, majoring in Silversmithing, I taught jewellery and metalwork in the South West before moving to Notting Hill, London where I developed a business restoring and framing Antique Prints. Eventually I returned to my roots and immersed myself in the jewellery world creating bespoke jewellery pieces from my workshop in Devon. Several years later, in 2015 I went on a mission to find the perfect personalised necklace to give my daughter Emilie to celebrate the birth of my granddaughter – Matilda. I wanted something different to the popular engraved ‘name’ necklaces but yet still a unique piece of jewellery with special meaning. After hours of online research and weeks looking in shops and department stores I was unable to find a suitable present. This was when I decided to create my own design to give Emilie, named after Matilda – the Matilda Necklace was born. Emilie’s friends, colleagues and acquaintances would comment on her necklace and ask for one to be made for themselves or to give to friends or family as presents.

The idea behind The Matilda Necklace is that you choose your individual birthstones and make your necklace your own with our beautiful collection of meticulously hand chosen gemstones. The Matilda Necklace is also available as a bracelet – The Matilda Bracelet. With plans in the near future to launch personalised friendship birthstone bracelets – watch this space!

 

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