Los Angeles-based fine jewelry designer and former model Emily Wheeler is inspired by the color palettes of time and place, aiming to invoke nostalgia with her work. From the brand’s inception, Emily has set goals to uphold environmental responsibility. Emily P. Wheeler is comprised of a selection of one-of-a-kind pieces and limited-edition styles that are produced in small quantities, to reduce waste and carbon impact. Being part of the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC), Emily prides herself on making business decisions that are ethical and focused on social impact, while also engaging with suppliers and other stakeholders in her supply chain to do the same.
Emily took a serious interest in jewelry at age 12, while on a road trip with her father from Boston to Arizona. Her dad, an architectural photographer, stopped often at roadside markets to collect Native American turquoise and sterling silver jewels and curiosities. Emily’s early fascination with vibrant gems and jewelry resurfaced in her mid 20s, and she spent summers learning everything she could about the industry. In 2015, she partnered with a family-owned factory in Los Angeles to create what is part of her signature collection today.
Drawing inspiration from architecture and the Arts & Crafts movement, Emily values craftsmanship and quality materials above all else.