unity wedding ring

by Emilie Shapiro $495.00
Handmade

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  • the story

Diamonds in the Rough

Emilie Shapiro’s take on the classic diamond wedding band is one of deconstructed, casual elegance through recycled gold and rough gray diamonds. Sourced from Brazil, the responsibly mined, “conflict free” diamonds that Shapiro uses get their distinctive hue from high concentrations of hydrogen. Shapiro hand-selects these diamonds for their unique imperfections and incorporates them in her designs in their natural, uncut state. Using a lost wax method, she casts each of these bands individually with gestural flair, embedding a half-circumference of smoky, crystalline stones in the setting with an organic embrace that follows their every contour. This ring celebrates the raw beauty of precious yet unrefined materials, making it a compellingly unique statement for weddings, anniversaries, or everyday indulgence. Handmade in New York.

  • details
Handmade
Item ID
25600
Made from
14k recycled yellow gold, Rough gray diamonds
Measurements
band 0.75" dia x 0.06" W; ring sizes 5-8.5
Notes
Care: Store in jewelry box, avoid perfumes & hair products, avoid contact with chlorine or other chemicals.
  • the maker

Emilie Shapiro

Emilie Shapiro is a traditionally trained metalsmith who uses contemporary techniques and experimentation to guide her through her work. Working mainly in recycled silver, bronze, nickel-free brass & copper, she also uses gemstones for their transcendant qualities. Emilie considers herself an alchemist - instilling value, ideas and ideals into her pieces for the wearer to carry on. All of her work is hand crafted in her studio in New York City. "Wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure" - Paolo Coehlo

Emilie received her B.F.A. in Art + Design with a concentration in jewelry and metalsmithing from Syracuse University. She also studied at Alchimia, a contemporary school of jewelry in Florence, Italy with artists Peter Bauhuis, Yoko Shimizu, and Marzia Rossi. Before launching her own jewelry line - Emilie worked as the Production Manager at Pamela Love and Allforthemountain. Emilie is also a jewelry instructor at Liloveve Jewelry Studio in Brooklyn, teaches various jewelry workshops around the Greater NY area and private jewelry lessons in her Brooklyn studio. Emilie uses metal as her main material to convey her ideas as wearable art.

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