Shimell & Madden

Fusing the worlds of conceptual design and traditional goldsmithing, Shimell and Madden combine structural patterns in recycled 18ct gold with unusual gemstones to create bold and distinctive fine jewellery. Inspired by the universal and timeless language of geometry they create modernist pieces that have a sense of the ancient. British made, they create their collections and bespoke pieces in their London studio.

Shimell and Madden is the jewellery partnership of friends Luke Shimell and Emma Madden. They started working alongside each other as goldsmiths in a little jewellers in Devon around 2005. Luke then moved to London to work as a diamond mounter in Mayfair London.  Here he gained extensive knowledge in goldsmithing and working on high-end jewellery pieces.  Emma studied Three-dimensional design – metalwork at UCA, Farnham and went on to complete a jewellery residency at Bishopsland.

In 2010 they established Shimell and Madden, where they wanted combine their making skills and design knowledge to create traditionally handmade, contemporary pieces of fine jewellery. They both have a keen interest in mathematics and science, and this has the biggest impact on their work.