Fulcrum Jewelry Studio produces handmade, one of a kind jewellery. The brand was started by Emily H. Phillips, who believes that balance is a key component in the persistence and thriving capacity of nature. It is the concept and design principle of balance that inspires her designs, and where the name "Fulcrum" originates. All Fulcrum designs are handcrafted from raw materials by Emily in her LA studio. We chat up with her to learn more about her designs.
Why did you start your brand?
“I wanted to create jewellery that could share my passion for the romantic and authentic experiences of nature as interpreted through objects of adornment.”
When did you first fall in love with jewellery?
“The process of manipulating a material that felt so permanent and transforming it into something so delicate resonated with me. It was the drive to make and use my hands that made me into a designer of jewellery, as well as a maker.”
How is your jewellery made?
“It is made entirely by me in my Los Angeles studio. I work with traditional hand fabrication techniques, as opposed to casting, to create every single piece.”
How do you want someone to feel when they wear their jewellery?
“I want her to feel the way I feel being in nature: at ease, confident, rejuvenated, effortless, and beautiful. She’s a woman that thrives on the power of her unique beauty and looks to express her style with equally original jewellery.”
If you could only wear one piece from your collection, which would it be?
“I love to wear the Pearl Acacia Cluster Cuff. It includes my favourite design element of the silver clusters, with the perfect amount of sparkle from the diamonds. It is also super comfortable. I wear it every day and even sleep in it.”
If you hadn’t become a jewellery designer, what would you be doing?
“That is a really good question. Jewellery is my life.”
What’s your favourite quote?
"Let us spend one day as deliberately as Nature, and not be thrown off the track by every nutshell and mosquito's wing that falls on the rails." – Henry David Thoreau