Bubbles of gold in this granulated 22K gold circle necklace. A small 3mm faceted emerald accent sits among the bubbles. Granulation has been re-imagined in this very non-traditional use of the technique.
Granulation is an ancient decorative method, 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 bubble circle is just under 1 inch in diameter (20mm). An 18K ball chain attaches to each side. My initials and quality stamp are engraved on the back of the circle. Bubble necklace is 18 inches long.
This necklace can be customized with almost any gemstone. Email me for details.