Oxidised silver, cast Angle earrings with 23.5ct gold highlights.
Made by creating a 3d printed element, these earrings have then been cast into sterling silver, then 23.5ct gold foil hand-fused on and finally oxidised.
23.5ct gold foil is applied in the ancient Korean technique of Keum-Boo, where the 'attached gold' is fused to the surface of the silver with pressure and heat. The earrings are then submerged in an oxidising solution which darkens the silver, (these earrings have taken on a lovely deep graphite/ slate colour) but leaves the gold untouched, to increase the contrast between the two.
The oxidised surface will very slowly brighten with wear to give a lovely antique look. The earrings have been treated to slow the wear down and the silver can be treated again if a darker colour is desired.
Total length 26mm (longest side)
0.8mm sterling silver posts
sterling silver backs
24ct gold foil
These are hand constructed & will come packaged in a branded box as shown.
Check out the other pieces in the LABYRINTH series.