We are Ask & Embla; an alternative jewelry brand that embodies being part of something different.
As narrated in Norse mythology, Ask and Embla were the first of humankind; divinely bestowed the ability to act, think, speak and feel. Just as they were given life, bridging the eternal and ephemeral, we too embody a rich interplay of energies. Ask & Embla is a union of dark and light, traversing the ever-shifting spectrum of what is deemed as alternative.
Being ‘alternative’ is an immensely intricate and nuanced idea with a sweeping range of interpretations. But, we embrace the spectrum of all alternative styles and modalities. We fuse the essence of classic and alternative styles to craft expressive jewelry for anyone and everyone to furnish comfort in their own skin.
Ask & Embla celebrates the misfits, the believers, the round pegs in square holes and everyone in between. We want to empower individuals to proudly own who they are.
Ask & Embla is a minority-owned brand that advocates the power of diversity. We believe in having inclusive hiring practices that offer individuals fair opportunities regardless of their ethnicity, religion, education, experience and physical ability.
Our team spans Singapore (HQ), Philippines, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Spain, Ukraine and Russia. Working with a large radius of dynamic individuals has been one of our greatest joys and we look forward to broadening our team as we grow.
We proudly support equality and human rights for everyone. With our broad expression of customers, we embrace all and want to put all our customers at the heart of our brand. We also understand the influence that brands have in shaping conversations and we are believers in using our voice as a platform to spread awareness for issues that matter and promote solidarity amidst injustice.
Our Environmental Commitments
At Ask & Embla, we want to ensure our growth is sustainable for our home. This means making the best choices for both our planet and our people.
We recognise that sustainability is a journey. We are continuously exploring the use of body-safe, sustainable and recycled metals to deliver pieces that anyone will be proud to own.
Many of our designs today are crafted using EcoBrass® which is a lead-free brass alloy. It is 100% recyclable and more Earth-friendly compared to conventional metals that contribute to heavy metal pollution. And it is just one of the materials we have adopted to make our products and manufacturing processes more environmentally conscious.
Not only do we want our jewelry to be good for the Earth, we also want to ensure that our brand positively impacts the people we work with. In crafting and designing our handmade jewelry, we work closely with local artisans and craftsmen from various regions. Our jewelers are essential to our brand. We deeply value our relationship with our them and have our best intentions for them to flourish together with us.
While we aspire to achieve zero waste with our packaging materials in the near future, we also want to ensure that our packages reach our customers in faultless condition.
At present, our packaging boxes are made from paperboard and recycled cardboard which are both 100% biodegradable and compostable. Our paper inserts are also printed on FSC® certified paper which has been harvested in a responsible manner. We are devoted to finding the best solutions to make the remaining of our packing materials fully sustainable so that we and our customers care for our home as it deserves.