Ancient world beauty in these tiny leaf earrings, hand granulated in 22k gold. Style these small studs your way, in multiples or with other designs.
To create, a gold outline is formed in wire, one by one granules are placed inside and the whole piece is fused with fire. Granulation is an ancient technique, mastered by relatively few goldsmiths. It takes years of practice using the purest of metals. Each tiny granule is made by hand, and making enough for one piece of jewelry can take weeks, then placed one by one using a tiny brush. The piece is heated almost to the melting point. At that precise moment, the granules fuse and become one with the item being granulated. The technique is evident in museum collections featuring ancient jewelry. The 22 karat gold is a special alloy the artist makes, giving it a purity of 98% gold. Sheet and wire is painstakingly created from this alloy for fabrication. 14K gold post backs.
Sold individually or in pairs. Made to order, please allow about 14 days to fabricate.