Keum Boo (Gold) and Silver Stud EarringsKBDIS
These subtle little earrings are created using the ancient korean technique of Keum Boo (literally meaning 'attached gold' where 24K gold foil is applied to heated silver. Heat and pressure along with the molecular similarities of gold and silver allow the two metals to form a permanent diffusion bond or little goblins sew it together, I'm not sure which, it looks like magic every time I do it!
However it's attached, it's not coming off and it's thicker than gold plating. Once I've added the gold I texture and handcut the sheet before shaping and securely soldering to a sterling silver ear wire. There are several finishing and polishing stages before I carefully match a pair for you.
I've made these earrings in two shapes - a circle that I gently shaped to catch the light and something that apparently called a 'stadium' or 'discorectangle'. I can see the stadium reasoning, its the shape of a racetrack but I like the sound of discorectangle! Just like the circle it's been shaped to catch the light and both have a linear, wood grain like texture.
Discorectangle Stud Earrings - 12mm long and approximately 3mm across with an 11mm sterling silver post and sterling silver butterfly back
Round Earrings - 6mm diameter with an 11mm sterling silver post and sterling silver butterfly back
Both the silver sheet and ear posts are 100% recycled silver
Your earrings will be carefully packaged in a plastic free, branded gift box. They will be accompanied by a care/info card, all ready to be a perfect gift or a little something for yourself.