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Emily Chelsea Jewelry is a Philadelphia based jeweler specializing in custom designed engagement rings and wedding bands. Meticulously designed and expertly crafted, Emily Chelsea Jewelry is first designed with precision and accuracy then finished by hand for a handcrafted look.

THE BEGINNING
Emily has always aimed at pushing the limits in whichever art medium she worked in. Often inspired by architecture as well as the organic world, she was always finding new and creative ways to put that into a wearable art form. Emily found this most enjoyable in metals- using either 3D computer modeling software or carving and fabricating in metal. Upon graduating with a BFA in jewelry/metals/CAD/CAM in 2011, Emily interned and worked with a few local jewelers before deciding to start her own business in 2013. Emily hopped back and forth from Philadelphia, PA to California and has officially settled back in to Philadelphia with her home studio in Fishtown. 

CUSTOM
Emily Chelsea Jewelry specializes in custom wedding and engagement designs. Thanks to 3D CAD software, Emily is able to design your dream ring- customizing your ring to your exact specifications. New technology allows us to push the limits in ways that we were not able to do before making it possible to customize every last detail.

Working with heirloom diamonds and gemstones is among her favorite when it comes to custom design. Reworking an old yet meaningful piece of jewelry can mean finally getting to wear your mother's engagement ring again or seeing your grandmother's diamonds reset in a piece of jewelry that matches your style. Want to know how to re-purpose your heirloom jewelry? Contact us here to get started. 

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY & TRANSPARENCY
Emily Chelsea Jewelry is committed to social responsibility and equality. Emily Chelsea Jewelry uses 100% recycled precious metals or Fairmined Gold and diamonds and gemstones that can be traced back to responsible sources as often as possible.  Emily uses eco-friendly studio practices to reduce her impact on the environment- this includes using non-toxic chemicals, recycling scrap and dust from her work bench and equipment and repurposing packaging and mailing materials. 

Emily Chelsea Jewelry is a proud member of Ethical Metalsmiths- an organization committed to informing jewelers and consumers on responsible mining, sustainable economic development and verified, ethical sources of materials used in making jewelry.

Emily Chelsea Jewelry is a license holder for Fairmined Gold. Fairmined Gold is backed by a 3rd party certification system that sources gold and silver from responsible artisanal and small scale mining companies. Fairmined Gold ensures “social development and environmental protection, providing everyone with a source of gold to be proud of."

Emily Chelsea Jewelry is also committed to transparency and education. Being committed to transparency involves showing what comes from a reliable and vetted source and what comes from an unknown source. Not all materials have traceable origins and we will be honest what can and cannot be done. Part of being transparent is in the process. Keep asking questions and please support us as we press on- pursuing more environmental and ethical sources in the jewelry industry.

Emily is a Graduate Gemologist through the Gemological Institute of America (GIA). You can read more about gemstones and diamonds at our blog, here.

EQUALITY
Emily Chelsea Jewelry believes that marriage is for everyone. We support the LGBTQ community and will continue to fight for social justice and equality for all.