Erica Sharpe is one of the UK’s leading contemporary jewellers. She designs and hand crafts exquisite, unique, fine jewellery from a wide range of precious metals and gemstones. Her talent for design and outstanding technical skills are recognised by the UK’s top jewellery industry authorities, as well as by her customers. Erica’s work has won many awards, most recently a Gold in the South West Fairtrade Business Awards and Finalist in the prestigious, Wildlife Artist of the Year 2014.
I love to create unique commissions, working closely with customers at every stage in the process to produce the perfect piece for them. It is an exciting opportunity to create a special item that is not only beautiful, but strengthens the bond between giver and wearer and can be treasured for generations
Erica’s collections express beauty, passion and emotion, captured in the finest materials by using the highest standards of craftsmanship. In addition, Erica develops exclusive bespoke jewellery for individual customers. Unique commissions that tell a specific story, connecting the piece with both giver and wearer and enhancing its special meaning.
While her customers are the biggest source of inspiration, the natural environment and heritage are important influences in Erica’s designs. Born and raised in rural Somerset, where she still lives and works, her work is infused with a fascination for nature, natural materials and history.
With nearly 30 years of experience as a jeweller, Erica has perfected many different techniques, ancient and modern, and studied with many masters of the craft. She is a qualified gemmologist, diamond grader and Fellow of the Institute of Professional Goldsmiths.
One of the world’s pioneers in ethical jewellery production, she is licensed to trade in fair-trade and fairmined gold and is actively exploring this field to bring new options in other high quality materials to her customers.