I work to make beautiful jewellery which enriches the lives of my clients because I love everything about the process. I consider myself very fortunate to be able to do this. Ella Green is giving me the chance to prove that a creative life can be authentic and viable and support my family into the future.
But I want to help more than just my family. We are so fortunate and I know many people feel the same way about their own circumstances. Our families are stable and loving and we have enough to eat. This is why, from October 2017, Ella Green is very happy to be devoting 10% of the profit on every piece sold to the Emerging Voices foundation in Colombia.
Colombia is rich in minerals and gems, producing the finest emeralds in the world. But what good is the extraction of a pretty stone from the earth's crust unless some benefit accrues to the communities in the country the gem was mined in? Emerging Voices sets out to care for those that others have forgotten through food, education and volunteer’s time.
I love that every purchase of Ella Green will do some good in the world outside of me and my clients. This is the core of Ella Green's value system of beauty with impact.
See more about Monica Sepulveda and the Emerging Voices foundation here.
With love and thanks, Eimear.
Why jewellery? It was always jewellery, always. I have been designing since I was a little girl, my mind’s eye full of treasures due to countless retellings of Arabian Nights and the Brothers Grimm. I couldn't even pronounce the word 'jewellery' as a young child but that didn't stop me constantly taking jewellery apart to reassemble it a different way.
I was fortunate enough to study goldsmithing in Ecuador in 2005. My designs often come in the moments just before sleep so a bedside notebook is an essential piece of kit.
I live in Dublin, Ireland with my husband and two young children, Ella and Patrick.
Drop me a line if there is anything I can help you with. I am happy to talk jewellery and gems all day.