Gems Of The Sea
Cornwall Life|November 2020
A Cornwall-based designer-maker is turning a by-product of marine litter into unique pieces of jewellery

Amelia Frances can often be spotted scouring the seashore around her home in Falmouth. She is searching for sea glass, small fragments of tumbled glass which washes up on our beaches. Founder of Yemaya Collections, Amelia uses these accidental treasures in her jewellery range, designing rings, bracelets and necklaces which are inspired by the ocean –and literally shaped by it.

As a marine biologist Amelia has a deep affinity with the ocean, and this manifests itself in every part of her life. From teaching marine conservation and tagging turtles in the Caribbean, to windsurfing around Europe and exploring the wild and rugged shorelines of Northern Scotland, Amelia’s global coastal adventures eventually bought her to settle in Cornwall. Here she combines her love of the coast with running a blossoming creative enterprise.

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