I AM EMI
Founder and Designer of Emi Conner Jewelry - welcome to my little world brightened by the light of gemstones and their enchanting meaning.
I feel incredibly humbled to have been blessed with the life that I find myself living. Having moved from my home-country of Thailand in 2005 to explore the world and live the American dream, with the help of my husband and a select team of beautifully skilled craftspeople back home, I work to tailor an ever-evolving collection of fine jewelry that aspires to instill strength, positivity, and sparkle.
After almost 10 years working as a self-confessed computer geek, I longed for a way to be creative and embrace how nature inspires me every day. In 2010 I was presented with a hematite ring as a gift, I was fascinated with its energy and fell undeniably in love with the world of crystals, gemstones, and minerals. As my little collection flourished, I discovered that we could carry this positive energy wherever we go by wearing these stones as jewelry. The idea of forging delicate and meaningful pieces of art that could bring light to others captivated me, and so as my hands took to making jewelry, my imagination began to unfold.
For a long time, I worked to teach myself the art of jewelry-making; sculpting metals, discovering stones and figuring out how to use new tools and techniques. As my self-taught knowledge grew, my affection for the craft did too and so I set off to Stewart’s International School for Jewelers in Florida in pursuit of an adventure that would steer my new skill from fascination to devotion. Learning new ways to develop and perfect my craft, from traditional casting methods to diamond setting and jewelry repairs, I was able to build the courage I was looking for to turn my adventure into a real-life business, and so Emi Conner Jewelry was born.
"You need to find what sparks a light in you
so that you in your own way can illuminate the world."
As a Buddhist and a Reiki Master, I believe that energy exists in everything that surrounds us. Being aware of the environment we live within can uncover a higher power, a light that guides us to be the best we can be and impart love, life, and kindness upon our journey. It is with this notion that I seek to design original jewelry that has a depth of meaning beyond something beautiful. Something inspired by the colors of nature. I work to embody the curiosity of botanicals, the water, the cosmos, and how my heart connects to the world around me, to honor my spirituality through creativity in each and every piece.
It brings me joy to know that our handcrafted pieces can make a difference to your day, to carry the energy of your gemstone with you, to make you feel strong, enchanted, and charged with positivity.
I now work from my home-studio in Virginia with the encouragement of my own twinkling light, my two baby girls Lyla and Stella, whose happiness keeps my family inspired every single day.
For our collection of fine jewelry or to discover more about our mindful mission as a small business, take a closer look here.
with the help of my husband and a select team of beautifully skilled craftspeople back home, I work to tailor an ever-evolving collection of fine jewelry that aspires to instill strength, positivity and sparkle.