A playful look for the casual fashionista, this necklace by Emily & Ashley boasts an updated design on a classic silhouette. Perfect for adding a personal touch to your everyday wear.
Sisters Emily and Ashley Green admit they didn't grow up as jewelry fiends. "We always loved our grandmother's clothes, bags and jewelry, but it wasn't something we ever played with. It wasn't until we re-made a bracelet which had broken that we discovered we had a talent for this."
That bracelet -- a beaded piece of Emily's which the sisters mended with a pair of pliers -- led to the creation of their first line, greenbeads, in 1999, which initially focused on similarly beaded bracelets. That line, which still exists today, quickly caught on in their native Connecticut, and although they had other full-time responsibilities at the time--Emily was working for designer Tommy Hilfiger and Ashley was still in college -- their career path was clear. Once Ashley graduated, the sisters decided to focus wholly on their New York-based business.
In 2005 they launched their fine jewelry line, Emily & Ashley, and in spring of 2009, gb couture by Emily & Ashley was introduced as statement jewelry with a more affordable price.
The vintage feel of their jewelry is deliberate. "My grandmother has been a huge inspiration," Emily says. "She was a very elegant woman. Every time I go through her old bags and jewelry I find something, even a tiny detail that inspires a new concept or design."
Emily & Ashley is inspired by the vintage images they have of their grandmother and the use of color and fabric they have inherited from their mother, an interior designer.
“Our philosophy is to create fine jewelry that expresses the essence of the woman who wears it. Classic pieces evoke nature, color and emotion that each woman can call her own, then pass on to the next generation.”
The Emily & Ashley collection celebrates an elegant past with a modern sensibility that lives for the future, a look that goes beyond trendy yet is thoroughly in the moment. They are elegant, wearable pieces that let every woman experience the luxury of being her most fabulous self.
“Our creative values are inspired by the grandmother we adored, who lived life with style, verve and originality. We believe in the desire for self-expression shared by women of every age.” That sprit has given Emily & Ashley Fine Jewelry a following from Hollywood to Fifth Avenue, Tokyo and Dubai.
We invite you to find your own timeless original in the Emily & Ashley Collection.