Designer Biographies

The Omnēque marketplace features a unique selection of the best from the world of pre-owned and contemporary jewellery. Our curated pages boast some of the biggest names and heritage maisons, but you will also discover designers who pack a big punch but might not be as instantly recognisable ... yet. Our buyers share their expert knowledge to bring you the must-have pieces from the world's need-to-know designers. Find out more about them here.

Emefa Cole

A jewellery and silversmithing graduate from London Metropolitan University, London-based jewellery designer-maker Emefa Cole explores the transfor...

Julia Lloyd George

After training at London’s Sir John Cass School of Art, Julia Lloyd George was apprenticed to a Hatton Garden manufacturing jeweller. Unusually for...

Jo Hayes Ward

Jo’s fascination with sculpture began at art college where she experimented with shapes and intricate 3D patterns. She went on to study at London’s...

Jacqueline Cullen

Exuberantly rebellious jewellery with a darkly seductive and elemental energy. Imagine a placid sky ripped open by a slash of lightning. A volcano ...

Mark Nuell

Mark’s inspiration for jewellery came from early contact with gemstones in Australia, where his father mined sapphires. Mark learnt to cut and poli...

Yen Jewellery

Of Vietnamese heritage, Yen Duong spent her childhood in Wales and later studied at the Sir John Cass School of Art in London, graduating in 1995. ...

Ara Vartanian

Rings to wrap around your finger, or many fingers …


Fun jewels that pack a punch


Trend-defying designs by trend-defining women


The fashion jewellery that rivalled fine jewellery


Ancient techniques still setting the standard for fine craftsmanship


The jeweller of fabulous surprises

Georges Lenfant

The workshop of Georges Lenfant is today synonymous with effortlessly cool textured gold bracelets and chains, but for much of its early history it...


Mystery, intrigue and coloured gemstones galore

Lacloche Frères

Art Deco jewels as prized today as then


Look out for this house’s iconic motif

Lilian von Trapp

Giving gold and diamonds another life


Colourful beads in patterns that echo unmistakable zigzags

Nush Gems

Coloured gemstones to brighten every day

Oscar Heyman & Brothers

The “jewellers’ jeweller”

Silvia Furmanovich

Bringing the vibrancy of her Brazilian home to jewels

Sonia Petroff

With bejewelled belts, making a statement comes easily

Tay Jewellery

Jewels made for the sunshine, or just for dreaming of sun

Vanda Jacintho

Resin pebbles and chains become jewels to treasure


Playful jewels with designs that stand the test of time


Big, bold and gold (or at least gold-plated)

William de Lillo

The masters of bold and beaded jewels for everyone