Brooklyn based jeweler Emily Amey has always followed an independent course. In her early twenties, she moved to NYC to study metalsmithing at FIT. Soon her ocean inspired designs were appearing in magazines such as Instyle and Lucky and stores such as ABC Carpet and Home. Today her work sells in stores all over the US and Caribbean.
An obsessive traveler and collector, Emily draws inspiration from ordinary natural objects such as pyrite fossil and bone, squid tentacle and urchin. She has traveled the world from deserts of South America to the beaches of Jordan in search of gemstones and found objects to inspire her designs. A shard of Tulum coral sparks a vision for the Seafan collection. A scrap of rust turns into a cuff. She uses a wide range of precious and semi precious stones in her work, from blue-green Peruvian Opal to Russian Ammonite Slices to Turkish Snow Drusy. Her simple settings showcase the unique beauty of each stone.
Emily works intuitively, sculpting organic forms out of soft wax to create ring bands that are idiosyncratic and distinct. For her popular Seafan pieces she pierces and saws holes in a solid sheet of metal to create the delicate lace pattern of sea coral. She works primarily in silver and gold, and uses recycled fine metals and responsibly sourced gemstones whenever possible. The entire jewelry-making process, from design to full-scale production, is completed domestically with the majority of it done in-house at Emily's Brooklyn studio.
Emily’s work can be found in the Sundance Catalog, Ylang23, Audry Rose, and over 60 retailers world wide. Her jewelry has been featured in Instyle, Lucky, GQ and Sports Illustrated Swimsuit. She lives and works in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.