Silver and Gold Keum-Boo Hoop Earrings

$ 180.00
Using the ancient Korean technique of keum-boo, the artist fuses 23k gold to the surface of these deeply oxidized sterling silver hoops for a splash of shimmer. Dimensions: 0.5″W, 1.25″L, 1.25″diameter. Ships in 2 weeks.
Keum-Boo An ancient Korean jewelry-making technique where 24K gold is heat-fused to silver.
The oxidation of silver jewelry is the process of chemical alteration that occurs when certain minerals make contact with oxygen. The result is a darkening or coloring of the metal. A controlled acceleration of the process results in different shades of darkened silver.