Thousands of years ago, in the ancient cities of Mesopotamia, goldsmiths were already creating masterpieces in pure gold wearable art. Much of their jewelry has survived the ages and their techniques have been revived in the 20th century. One of the most beautiful and difficult techniques to master is granulation.
Granulation is an ancient method of decorating metal, essentially using the same methods employed in antiquity. Each tiny granule is formed by hand. This can take several days. When enough granules have been made to match each other in size, they are placed one by one on the piece with a tiny brush. The piece is heated almost to the melting point. At that precise moment, the granules fuse and become one with the piece. No solder can be used to attach them. Granulated jewelry graces the displays in many museums around the world; a testament to its timeless beauty.
This 22 karat gold granulated engagement ring features a half carat white diamond, S1G rating and is available immediately in size 8 (ring can be sized down only).
Shown also in ruby with thick hammered gold wedding band. Available in most gemstones, email me for more information.