Duxford Studios is an independent Welsh contemporary jewellery brand, hand-crafting fine jewels inspired by life, death and the journey along the way. Founder Esme Rogers Evans celebrates Memento Mori, the Latin theory and practice of our reflection on mortality. The pieces in her collections are a reminder of the transient nature of life and the beauty of living each day to its fullest.
Based in South Wales, Duxford Studios’ pieces of wearable art are thoughtfully designed and skillfully crafted using the ancient process of lost wax casting. With the potential for customisation, these unique, eye-catching modern heirlooms build relationships with their wearers and become a part of the lives with which they join.
Duxford Studios’ jewellery is instilled with an anthropological sense of human history and our inherent awareness of our time on the earth. Both unique and edgy collections cherish humanity's place on this small planet. They celebrate depictions of human body parts that make us who we are and freeze physical records of moments in time cast in precious metals so our existences live on beyond our years.
Esme is committed to sourcing ethical materials, working with recycled precious metals wherever possible and hand selected gemstones from trusted and reputable suppliers. Each piece is expertly designed, crafted by hand and individually finished ensuring your jewellery is of the highest quality. The nature of each hand made process means that every piece is slightly different, making them one of a kind and personal to you.
“We live in a one-size-fits-all world of mass production and fast fashion. Duxford Studios is the antidote.” Esme, Founder