Just like the vernal equinox, when winter blues begin to meld into spring greenery, this turquoise ring strikes a satisfying balance. Maker Emilie Shapiro uses the ancient lost wax technique to handcraft each one—she makes a model using carving wax, forms a plaster mold around the model, then fires it in a kiln to leave negative space behind. Next, she pours molten recycled brass inside, lets it solidify, then finishes it off with gently polished turquoise. The result? An organic feeling ring that symbolizes new beginnings and refreshed energy. Handmade in New York City.