The design mind behind Emerton Scott's unique creations



With experience in working with some of the most expressive luxury brands in France & Italy, Kasun Ranamuka joined Emerton Scott to help create a range of creations that are designed to inspire. 


We sat down with Ranamuka to learn a little more about his design philosophy and where his passion for jewellery design began. 


What inspired you to become a jewellery designer and how did you get started?

It all started from when I was a boy. My gran had a range of beautiful jewellery in a little box she held on her beside table. I used to look at them while she was downstairs and count the little diamonds in each necklace and ring. 

I really started my career in 2008 and just invested in learning everything I could about the art of designing jewellery and what it means to tell a story through the design itself. 

I've been making, designing and creating jewellery for over 13 years now, so I just feel really fortunate to still be passionate about what I do for work. 


Where do you tend to get most of your inspiration from when it comes to your designs?

Nature and geometric shapes are always there as a foundation. 

But it mostly comes down to the story of the piece. What message and journey do we want to take someone on. 

Jewellery design is so much more than just shapes and pretty diamonds. 

It's about taking a persons hand and taking telling them a story with a piece of jewellery which has been designed for them. 

If you can master the art of telling stories, you'll go a long way in any discipline I think. 


Which famous brands have you worked for in the past?

I have a handful of regular clients who hire me to consult on particular collections and campaigns. Some you'll have certainly heard of and know very well. 

My contracts with them are strictly confidential, so unfortunately I can't give out any names. But you'd know 3 or 4 of them, for sure.


Which of the Emerton Scott creations did you resonate with and enjoy designing most?

I'm not just saying this, but they're all special in their own way. 

If I had to choose, I would have to go with the Klaria necklace

When I was younger and dealing with a lot of stress, I found Stoicism to be really helpful to allow me to focus on my design career and what was truly important. 

Klaria (at least to me) stands for having complete clarity and being able to focus. Blocking out row chaos of the outside world. I also love the quote the design is based on by Marcus Aurelius. So I'd have to say that design is the one that stands out for me personally.