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Notoriously difficult and incredibly tedious, the process of granulation dates back 5,000 years. Beginning in Sumer, the technique migrated to Egypt, Greece, and Italy— where the Etruscans developed the aesthetic we know today. Despite their 9th century BC revival, granulation's secrets were lost with time. We didn’t see a resurgence until the 1800’s when solder was used to achieve the look; and, the complete chemical process wasn't understood until WWII.  

Granulation involves creating snippets of gold, usually 22k, and applying extreme heat to form spheres. Those spheres are affixed to a surface using either fusion, a dissolving chemical mixture, or with solder. The above featured jewelers Loren Teetelli and Jack & Elizabeth Gualtieri are exceptional modern artists extensively using granulation in their designs.

19 products found in Granulation

Loren Nicole Viking Twist Band
  • $5,100.00
Zaffiro Spinel Ring
  • $7,450.00
Zaffiro Gold Granulation Band
  • $7,300.00
Zaffiro Tourmaline, Cherry Spinel and Sapphire Ring
  • $6,985.00
Zaffiro Rose Quartz Ring
  • $6,900.00
Zaffiro Granule Band
  • $750.00
Zaffiro Old Mine Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

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Zaffiro Etrusco Band with Blue Zircon and Sapphire
  • $6,800.00
Zaffiro Wide Diamond Ring
  • $4,800.00
Carved Gold Band
  • $6,750.00
Kent Raible Flower Ring
  • $7,500.00
Zaffiro Mint Green Tourmaline Ring
  • $8,125.00
Zaffiro Crown Stacking Band
  • $4,740.00
Zaffiro Diamond Stacking Band
  • $2,550.00
Zaffiro Stacking Band
  • $1,440.00
Zaffiro Toi et Moi Ring
  • $6,440.00
Kent Raible Three Stone Ring
  • $6,500.00
Kent Raible Holly Agate and Sapphire Ring

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Kent Raible Bombe Fan Ring

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