Zaffiro-Portland Oregon Designer

 

    Zaffiro Jewelry is the ultimate in the fine art of Granulation. Handcrafted in Oregon by Jack and Elizabeth Gualtieri, their timeless award winning designs appear in national exhibitions, books and in the collections of fine jewelry lovers everywhere.

“We want people to have not only an aesthetic connection with our work but also some kind of metaphysical or transcendent connection,” Elizabeth adds. “We want our jewelry to be a manifestation of something beautiful inside the person.”

    The technique of granulation dates back to the third millennium B.C. and is a decorative process that consists of applying miniature spheres of gold to a surface creating a pattern. For centuries, scholars and metallurgists were baffled in their efforts to discover the secret for achieving granulation without the use of solder. “There are a limited number of artists because it’s so labor intensive,” says Elizabeth. “You have to do it full time to be proficient, or you lose your touch. It takes even longer to become an expert and there’s a steep learning curve.”

 

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Zaffiro Moonstone Drop Earrings
Zaffiro Moonstone Drop Earrings
  • $5,750.00
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Zaffiro Moonstone Drop Earrings

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  • $5,750.00

Classic Collection — Patricia Series Earrings   Details Stone Details: Rainbow Moonstones 2.25 carat total weight Diamonds 0.12 carat total weight Metal : 22 karat yellow gold, oxidized sterling silver, 18 karat yellow french hooks Availability ✔ In-Store Pickup  ✔ Ready to Ship

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Zaffiro Floret Hoops
Zaffiro Floret Hoops
  • $1,390.00
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Zaffiro Floret Hoops

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  • $1,390.00

Part of Zaffiro's Etrusco Collection, these oxidized sterling silver earrings hang from 18 karat yellow gold arches. The small loops with 22 karat yellow gold drops seem to come alive and dance across the silvers edge. Merging royalty, instinct, and grace, these adornments pirouette a dance of e...

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Zaffiro Etrusco Twist Band
Zaffiro Etrusco Twist Band
  • $725.00
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Zaffiro Etrusco Twist Band

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  • $725.00
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Par of the Etrusco Collection, this sterling silver twist gives your hand a natural pop. Simple and expressive the twist is accented by four drops of 18 karat yellow gold, contained within each drop is a sparkling tear of diamond. Made with careful consideration in Los Angeles, California, Zaffir...

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Zaffiro Bamboo Band
Zaffiro Bamboo Band
  • $1,150.00
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Zaffiro Bamboo Band

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  • $1,150.00
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Do not be deceived by the simplicity of this 18 karat yellow gold band. Simple yet intricate, small but strong, this band makes a clean and straightforward statement: this is who I am. This band just scratches the surface of Zaffiro's bygone techniques and styles. Description by: Bryn Mapes Det...

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Zaffiro Zircon Ring
Zaffiro Zircon Ring
  • $3,300.00
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Zaffiro Zircon Ring

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  • $3,300.00
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This pastel Zircon bubbles freedom, youth, and delicate majesty. The coil of the oxidized sterling silver perfectly contrasts the gems subtle flashes of green and clear watery tones. The surrounding diamonds seem drop from the fountain that is the Zircon. Expertly surrounding the blue pool is Zaf...

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Zaffiro Wide Diamond Ring
Zaffiro Wide Diamond Ring
  • $3,500.00
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Zaffiro Wide Diamond Ring

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  • $3,500.00
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This wide oxidized sterling silver band commands a presence like no other. The forged exterior shows perfection in imperfection. The tempered silver is crowned with Granulated 22kt yellow gold and a simple yet dazzling diamond. The crown atop it's rolling lands is flanked by four teal diamonds, g...

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Zaffiro Boulder Opal Ring
Zaffiro Boulder Opal Ring
  • $5,825.00
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Zaffiro Boulder Opal Ring

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  • $5,825.00
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Atop a forged and oxidized sterling silver band, this Australian Boulder Opal paints translucent streaks of green and blue across a canvas of copper and dark earthen tones. Guarding this gem in 22 karat gold is Zaffiro's signature Granulation, a technique lost and found for nearly three thousand ...

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Zaffiro Boulder Opal Ring
Zaffiro Boulder Opal Ring
  • $8,825.00
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Zaffiro Boulder Opal Ring

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  • $8,825.00
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A small galaxy struck from the earth sits in this 18 karat yellow gold band with 22 karat yellow gold granulation. Speckles of fiery orange, hues of deep blue, veins of molten red, and flecks of green sit in this one of a kind Australian Boulder Opal. A throne of color, this piece also hides a se...

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Zaffiro 18k Rose Gold Jacqueline Bangle Bracelet
Zaffiro 18k Rose Gold Jacqueline Bangle Bracelet
  • $2,950.00
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Zaffiro 18k Rose Gold Jacqueline Bangle Bracelet

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  • $2,950.00

Part of Zaffiro's Jacqueline Collection, this sincere bangle is an excellent addition to any fashion. Hand crafted with a forged exterior, this simple bracelet of 18 karat rose gold is your first class ticket to graceful fashion. This bangle would not be out of place on royalty's wrist. Descri...

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Zaffiro Twisted Bangle
Zaffiro Twisted Bangle
  • $285.00
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Zaffiro Twisted Bangle

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  • $285.00

In this art form, any piece of jewelry can make a statement. Part of Zaffiro's Etrusco Collection, this bangle is one of those pieces. Not only is this piece a sterling silver twist, it is also forged and oxidized. Simple enough to not be too gaudy, natural enough to have grace in its simplicity...

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Zaffiro Spinel and Sapphire Etrusco Bangle Bracelet
Zaffiro Spinel and Sapphire Etrusco Bangle Bracelet
  • $1,600.00
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Zaffiro Spinel and Sapphire Etrusco Bangle Bracelet

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  • $1,600.00

A garden is contained on this forged and oxidized sterling silver bangle. Eleven blood red Spinel gems sit in beads of 22 karat yellow gold. Often mistaken of Ruby, these Spinel are a gateway to the heart. Topping this piece is a Purple Sapphire set into a bezel of Zaffiro's signature Granulation...

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Zaffiro Orchid Bangle Bracelet
Zaffiro Orchid Bangle Bracelet
  • $320.00
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Zaffiro Orchid Bangle Bracelet

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  • $320.00

Sterling Silver never looked so dazzling. Orchid Patina is the one to blame in this situation. Spending many long hours in an oxidization process this Orchid sheen takes this bangle to the next level. Creating a royal presence, this bangle will make you the ruler of any situation. This Bangle is ...

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Zaffiro Orchid Bangle Bracelet
Zaffiro Orchid Bangle Bracelet
  • $320.00
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Zaffiro Orchid Bangle Bracelet

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  • $320.00

Sterling Silver never looked so dazzling. Orchid Patina is the one to blame in this situation. Spending many long hours in an oxidization process this Orchid sheen takes this bangle to the next level. Creating a royal presence, this bangle will make you the ruler of any situation. Descript...

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Zaffiro Etrusco Granulated Bangle Bracelet
Zaffiro Etrusco Granulated Bangle Bracelet
  • $600.00
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Zaffiro Etrusco Granulated Bangle Bracelet

Bracelet

  • $600.00

The Royal Court is not the same without its jester. Part of Zaffiro's Etrsuco Collection, this forged and oxidized sterling silver bracelet is delightfully playful. Eight Granulated 22 karat rose gold beads dot the circumference of this bangle, giving it an air of perky fun. Be the center of the ...

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