Jade cocktail ring, 'Light Green Lemniscate' (Guatemala)

To the ancient Maya, jade was a sacred stone that helped the souls reach the spirit world. To Noe Perez, jade is a natural muse that inspires his original jewelry collections. "I think jade and sterling silver go together well," confides the Guatemalan artisan. Perez crafts the luminous ring by hand, setting apple green jade at the center of a stylized lemniscate.