Tell us about yourself. Where are you from and where do you live now?
I grew up in Bermuda, went to boarding school in CT for high school and then went on to attend the College of Charleston in SC. I've not been living in NYC for the past 6 years and completed my Graduate Gemologist degree here in 2020!
What did you do career wise before starting your brand?
I worked in advertising initially before working at a couple small fine jewelry brands.
Describe your brand.
Emily Weld Collins designs are created to serve as talismans and amulets, modern interpretations of historical jewelry styles and long-forgotten ancient coins.
Congratulations on launching your latest collection! What was your inspiration? Favorite piece(s)?
Most of my pieces are inspired by historical coins and amulets of ancient Greece and Rome and by the uniqueness of natural gemstones- my favorite pieces are the Akragas Talisman Necklace, Akragas Crab Ring, The Naval Crown Necklace and the Oval Evil Eye Necklace.