In the ancient tradition of granulation, 13×13 mm earrings are made from custom 22k gold alloy. Each granule, sheet and wire element is made by hand. Hundreds of granules are created, one at a time. The piece is carefully heated to just under the melting point of gold, where the granules fuse and become one with the piece. Granulation is an ancient technique, seen in many pieces from ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome and Byzantium.
These earrings are set with 3mm round faceted rubies. Also available in emerald or blue sapphire. Hand fabricated ear wires are 18k.
Care Instructions: Soak in soapy solution of mild liquid detergent, rinse gently. Pat dry with lint free cloth. Dimensions: 13.0mm diameter. Ships in 3 weeks.