Emily's Thoughts

  • Splish Splash, Give Your Jewelry a Bath!

    I’m not kidding. Pleeeeease clean your jewelry. Here’s why. 
  • The 5th C of Gemstones: Some Thoughts on Country of Origin

    The country of origin is a value factor for colored gemstones, the 5th C that is used for assessment in addition to the 4Cs that are well-known for diamonds—color, cut, clarity, and carat weight. For certain gemstones, the importance of the 5th C far outweighs the other four in governing value. Think of it like the gem equivalent of a luxury brand. 
  • If you like it then YOU should put a ring on it!

    For me, the decision to start E|E meant choosing to stop trying to be something I’m not, and instead start embracing what I am. I celebrated that commitment to myself by designing and making the sapphire engagement ring and wedding band I’d always wanted.

    I wear that engagement set daily, even though it confuses people (I’m not actually married, except to my business I guess). When I explain its story to women who ask about it—“I knew exactly what I wanted, so I went ahead and made it instead of sitting around waiting for someone to give it to me!”—I am amazed and delighted to see their faces light up.

  • So where are the diamonds, Em?

    If you’ve looked around my website, you may have noticed that I don’t use many diamonds. It’s not that I don’t have access to them—I have great relationships in the NYC Diamond District and can get pretty much whatever I want. I just tend not to gravitate toward them.

    “Why?” you may wonder. “Diamonds are girl’s best friend.”

    Well, not this girl. Don’t get me wrong, I love them. I just love other things more. Let me explain.


  • Why choose E|E?

    Thanks for visiting my website! I hope you've had a chance to look around. I thought I ought to start my blog by explaining why you might want to work with E|E.