Seafaring Cascading Necklace
Emily Shapiro's stunning Seafaring Cascading Necklace with rough cut aquamarine stones embedded in recycled brass drapes beautifully at the neckline. The natural imperfections of the iridescent, blue gemstones are visible on both sides of the cascading pendants. Unique closure has two set gemstones at the clasp. Seven pendants hang individually on 16" recycled brass chain. Pendants measure approximately 1/2" to 2"; the shape and size 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.