Employing a variety of metals and gems, certified jeweler Emily Eggebrecht fashions luxe trinkets by hand at her East Nashville shop Consider the Wldflwrs. In addition to Eggebrecht’s own wares, Consider the Wldflwrs’ showcases other carefully curated brands. The store also offers jewelry cleanings, repairs and resizing.
Eggebrecht moved to Nashville from St. Louis to study music education at Belmont University and pursue a career in the industry. While in school, she found a job at a local makeup company and often worked fashion-oriented events. That’s when the burgeoning maker scene in Music City sparked her interest and she switched gears. “I’ve always had a love for jewelry, using my hands and making things,” Eggebrecht says. “That’s just come from lots of milestone moments in my life being gifted jewelry and things like that.”
Eggebrecht initially studied jewelry-making via YouTube, teaching herself how to solder. “I fell in love with the Nashville Flea Market,” she says. “I started getting little metal things from there and turning them into necklaces. I would wear them to work and people would be like, ‘Where did you get that?’”
In 2013, Eggebrecht launched her first collection from home. She eventually set up shop in creative haven Fort Houston. “I was ready to give up,” Eggebrecht says. “I was like, I don’t know where to go from here, I just feel like I don’t know what I’m doing.” Jeweler Christina Kober offered to mentor her. Eggebrecht went on to take classes at the New Approach School for Jewelers in Franklin, Tennessee, and later graduated from the Gemological Institute of America.
Diamond knowledge comes in handy as bridal is a huge part of Consider the Wldflwrs’ business. “We show clients our vast collection of what we call our conversation starters,” Eggebrecht says. “They try them on, we size them, and we kind of narrow down the color and stone shape. If they have a family stone and want a custom ring from that, we’ll talk through the inspiration.” Ready-to-ship, one-of-a-kind alternative bridal rings are also available. Settings and stones vary to include sapphires, emeralds, black diamonds and more.
The recently released Seed Collection features nature-inspired keepsakes. “Those pieces are supposed to be mementos,” Eggebrecht says. “Reminders of someone, a moment in their life or a step that they took—a step of faith or a step of courage—that kind of 20-degree turn, starting a business or having a kid or something like that.”
Consider the Wldflwrs boasts a wide-ranging price point, with rings starting as low as $40. The storefront is located at 901 Woodland Street, Suite 102. Hours are 10-5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and Sunday Noon-5 p.m. Appointments for custom orders can be scheduled online.