Hi, I'm Emily Dubinsky, the founder of Emily Emmett and a practicing gemologist and jewelry designer.
I’m a geologist by training, having completed graduate work in geochemistry at Stanford University. I started my professional career as a scientist at the Gemological Institute of America, serving as Senior Manager of Colored Stones Research & Identification in GIA’s New York Laboratory.
Working in the New York City Diamond District and walking past the glittering storefronts each day, I became intensely interested in going into the business side of the gem and jewelry industry. I left GIA to earn an MBA at Columbia Business School, and went to work as an investment advisor on Wall Street briefly after graduation.
Although I was working as an investment advisor, all my friends, family, and coworkers were coming to me for jewelry advice and design. I did some jewelry design and redesign for them in my spare time, utilizing my connections in the Diamond District. At the urging of my brilliant friend and teammate Beth, I eventually left to pursue my fledgling business full time. Emily Emmett was born!
I’ve grown Emily Emmett by focusing on custom design. Although I offer some completed designs on my website, much of the work I do involves working one-on-one with clients to customize jewelry designs to their specifications. My favorite projects are the ones where we end up making something I’ve never made before, and something that no one else in the world has.
I believe the jewelry we choose to wear says a lot about our identities, our values, and our interests. I gravitate toward responsibly sourced stones in one-of-a-kind shapes and color because I’ve never been good at following the crowd and because I care about environmental and social responsibility. I want to help my clients create designs that reflect their personalities as well.
Interested in using jewelry to make a personal statement? Contact me and let’s talk about the possibilities.