Seafaring Garnet Drop Earrings
The Seafaring Garnet Drop Earrings from Emilie Shapiro are organic and elegant. Rough cut garnets are embedded in recycled brass, with the natural imperfections of the rich gemstones visible on both sides of the earrings. Compliments Emilie's SunSight Pendant Necklace. 1" setting dangles from gold filled French earring wires. Because each earring is handmade the shape, size and color will vary slightly with the gemstones.
Inspired Design: Emilie Shapiro is inspired by nature and the beauty of its imperfections. She creates her contemporary yet primitive jewelry line by hand in New York City. She uses sustainable business practices, avoiding harsh chemicals in her studio, using recycled metals and packaging materials, and working with vendors who share the same ethos.
About this Maker
Emilie Shapiro's work is inspired by natural elements and experimentation. She incorporates natural, rough gemstones celebrating the beauty of imperfections. Emilie uses the ancient craft of lost wax casting, which dates back to Egyptian times, allowing her to carve sculptural pieces into hard wax and then cast them in metal. For a primitive yet modern feel, Emilie casts gemstones in place so that they are embedded in the metal, creating a marriage of materials in each piece.
Emilie uses recycled metals and natural gemstones and employs ethical metal-smithing practices in her studio. Emilie is committed to sustainable business practices, using recycled packaging materials and working with vendors who share this ethos. All jewelry is handmade in her New York City studio.