"I love the idea of creating something more than just a piece of jewelry," says Emily Brewster. "I wanted to create keepsakes." She began her career in neuroscience and never thought she would end up as a jewelry designer (though she frequently dreamed about it during long days in the lab). Her jewelry design adventure began with an unexpected move to the Middle East. With no work visa, she had a lot of time on her hands, so she began taking classes at a local jewelry store. Five years later, the inspiration to make her personalized, hand-stamped jewelry even more customizable came with the arrival of her first child. Emily wanted to provide her with a lasting remembrance of her family members, so she designed her first handwriting piece: a charm bracelet for her daughter.