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Meet Designer, Emily Faith...

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Emily Faith Strauss understood at age 24 what the fine jewelry market was missing: Approachable-priced, thoughtfully designed pieces made for women like herself. Upon recognizing this void, Emily began to design and create her own pieces, launching EF Collection in 2010. Fine Jewelry Houses are historically generational handovers; however, Emily was determined to see her vision of delicate, feminine pieces at approachable prices through and shake up the industry.

In 2012, Emily began selling her pieces at her local hair salon, where she continued selling for the next 3 years. During this time, Emily steadily built up a Direct to Consumer Clientele, began utilizing her growing social media platform, and made the entree into wholesale, with . By 2014, EF Collection secured it’s first luxury department store partner - Bergdorf Goodman, forever changing the landscape of and introducing fine jewelry on the 5th Floor (5F).

Today, Emily continues to create pieces using 14K gold handset with diamonds, precious stones, and enamel. Understated and simple, yet glamorous EF Collection offers a beautiful balance between relevant trends and timeless design. Pushing boundaries and expanding the offering, Emily launched her Bridal Collection in Spring 2020, following her marriage to her husband, Justin Strauss, all while staying true to the brand’s DNA of approachable and affordable fine jewelry.

In the Spring of 2021, Emily and her husband experienced unthinkable tragedy, losing their first child, Austin Davis Strauss, to Polycystic Kidney Disease. After finding comfort and support from the community she built through EF Collection, Emily and Justin launched Angels 4 Austin, providing small comforts to NICU families around the country, and raising money and awareness for PKD.

Since its inception, EF Collection has garnered red carpet status and became a mainstay on celebrities such as Taylor Swift, Margot Robbie, Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid and Reese Witherspoon. As Emily and EF Collection continue their global expansion, the brand can be found at over 250 Premiere retail locations including Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, Revolve, Intermix, Holt Renfrew, and TSUM.

A Note from Emily...

"I design for the everyday woman and draw inspiration from the world around me - Art, Fashion, Travel, Nature, Friends. I try to put an unexpected twist on classic forms keeping my pieces feeling current yet timeless. For me, less is more. While my pieces are delicate my hope is that they still make an impact. Whether paired with jeans and a tee or a cocktail dress my ultimate goal is to make women feel beautiful on the outside, in turn allowing their inner confidence to truly shine!"