Stephen Einhorn is a truly British family business. It was founded in 1995 by husband and wife team, Stephen Einhorn and Jane Best. Their mission was, to create contemporary heirlooms. Their fine luxury jewellery marries original designs and a classic yet modern signature style with a commitment to flawless quality. They use only the finest materials, and the most skilled craftsmen and women, in their London workshop.
The Stephen Einhorn Label produces collections which are as varied as they are imaginative. The Thames Wood collection is both historically significant and beautiful, made using their exclusively owned 2000-year-old Thames Oak: sourced from the only wooden Roman docks built in London in 63AD. The popular Geo collection uses specialist engineering techniques: the ring’s construction an intricate balance between tough, bold metals and delicate gold rivets. The Geo eternity ring, with diamonds at the centre, is an object of real beauty, originality and technical skill. The Tsarina collection boasts a setting designed to enhance the light, making the stone appear to float.
As well as their own collections, Stephen Einhorn specialises in exquisite bespoke work for individual clients and films. Charlize Theron’s magnificent bronze stag beetle collar in Snow White and the Huntsmen, Johnny Depp’s scene stealing onyx ring in Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows, Brad Pitt’s crucifix in Allied, Angelina Jolie’s necklace in Maleficent, The Lord of Time’s incredible collar from Alice Through the Looking Glass, all seen in feature films.
Soon after opening Stephen EInhorn were commissioned by Paul Smith to create a jewellery collection for him. Stephen went on to design exclusive collections for companies such as dunhill and A Bathing Ape in Japan. In these early years Stephen was also commissioned to make corporate gifts for clients such as Publicis, Virgin, Cadburys and IBM. Eventually however, Stephen and Jane decided to concentrate on their own jewellery and interior collections.
Stephen’s previous life as a model maker for film and advertising working on campaigns for Saatchi and Saatchi, Publicis and BBH among others, gave him the opportunity to acquire a large range of skills and techniques, using many different materials, but the work left him creatively unsatisfied. Jane started as an apprentice for Haute Couture Royal dressmaker Norman Hartnell, going on to make costumes for theatre and television. She is also a trained milliner and tailoress. When she started the business with Stephen she turned her talent to jewellery design, creating the intricate and unusual pearl collections.
The global success of the Stephen Einhorn label; the London shop and e-commerce store, has grown exponentially year by year, loyal customers returning time and again. The core of the client experience is exceptional service. The company can turn an image of your classic car into a pair of platinum and diamond cufflinks; copy the first bouquet of flowers you gave your wife and create an intricate broach; engrave the faces of your children into a solid gold locket. They make every piece to order for a perfect fit.
Stephen and Jane’s business is a labour of love, they are passionate about craft and skill and continue to train the next generation of makers. They care about sustainability; the ethical and environmental provenance of every material they use; and the culture of work and care within their organisation. They cherish their fantastic team, their local community and the wider world, and put their customers at the heart of everything they do.