Fine Jewelry | Modern Heirlooms
Fine Jewelry | Modern Heirlooms
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The Story of Lawson Dahl

     Emily Lawson Dahl is an American designer from the Tidewater area of Virginia.  Her interest in curiosities, objet d'art and fine art began when she was young, and eventually led her around the world.  Emily holds a Master of Arts from The Sotheby's Institute in London, UK, a Graduate Gemologist Degree from the Gemological Institute of America in Florence, Italy, and a BFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia.

     She has freelanced for Italian designers in Florence, worked for an Australian Pink Diamond Atelier in Sydney, worked with a stone dealer in Manhattan, assisted the jewelry department of Sotheby’s London, coordinated the wholesale department for an exceptional London jeweler, and served as an appraiser for a boutique antique jeweler in Charleston, South Carolina.

     When Emily and her husband relocated back to their native Virginia, she was inspired, and began designing what would become Lawson Dahl.  Pairing antique design concepts with sleek modern finishes and rich vibrant stones, her jewelry seamlessly marries the old with the new.

     Emily draws from a vast pool of inspirations including Pre-Raphaelite paintings, Surrealist furniture, Italian Renaissance architecture, Native American adornment and antique jewelry design. Emily's designs are reflections of colors, philosophies, symmetry, sentiment and centuries of evolving design.

     On special occasions, instead of receiving something new, Emily and her sister would receive a unique piece of jewelry, a family heirloom. These beautifully crafted pieces were not only precious in material, but rich with sentiment. This serves as the concept behind Lawson Dahl; exceptional, timeless, well made jewelry - a modern heirloom.