by Emilie Shapiro
Queens, New York
"I’m inspired by the beauty in imperfection -- whether those imperfections come from the natural gemstone, the texture, or the technique. I hope the wearers of my jewelry see a reflection of themselves in my work, celebrating both imperfections and natural beauty."
Emilie uses the ancient craft of lost wax casting which dates back to the Egyptians, wherein she carves sculptural pieces into hard wax and casts them into metal. Rough gemstones are incorporated into her work as a celebration of the beauty of natural imperfection. All production and resources are kept as local as possible, and every piece is handmade in Emilie’s studio in New York City.
Inspired by the texture and hues of starfish all over the world's seabeds; Rubies are embedded in brass to create this striking ring.
Each piece will vary slightly due to the uniqueness of the stones. All metal is nickel free.