Inspired by twilight over the Aegean Sea, this soft, translucent aquamarine is set off with 22k granulated squares and pale pink diamonds. This aquamarine has a milky, translucent appearance, rather than a transparent one. The diamonds have a hint of pink.*
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. She then creates sheet and wire from this alloy for fabrication. Ring band is sterling silver.
Available immediately in size 8. Signed on the back. Please allow 14 - 21 days for all other sizes.
*please note colored diamonds may have been heat enhanced for color.
Photo © Cole Rodger