18k YG LALAoUNIS Necklace with a Rich 22K Wash 69g 18in | Platinum 1911

The ancient technique of hammering metal, widely used by Ancient Greek goldsmiths, was revived in the LALAoUNIS workshops in the late 1960’s and used on jewels of 22kt gold.

Tiny hammers with rounded edges, tools often made by the master craftsmen, are used to ‘beat’ texture onto the surface of the gold.

These subtle indentations create a dappled, rippled effect that enhances the metal’s natural plasticity and accentuates the inherent softness of 22 kt gold.

The play of light and shade across the pattern of recessions and indentations adds extra luster to the gold’s natural sheen.

The procedure takes time. The jewel is stabilized in a bed of tar pitch and beaten rhythmically from the back.

The hardening tar enables the experienced goldsmith to exert a gentle and uniformly controlled movement.

Once the desired effect is reached, the tar is then reheated to release a superbly crafted, unique and entirely handmade piece of jewelry.

https://youtu.be/e75FYq1TrAw

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18k YG LALAoUNIS Necklace with a Rich 22K Wash 69g 18in

The ancient technique of hammering metal, widely used by Ancient Greek goldsmiths, was revived in the LALAoUNIS workshops in the late 1960’s and used on jewels of 22kt gold.

Tiny hammers with rounded edges, tools often made by the master craftsmen, are used to ‘beat’ texture onto the surface of the gold.

These subtle indentations create a dappled, rippled effect that enhances the metal’s natural plasticity and accentuates the inherent softness of 22 kt gold.

The play of light and shade across the pattern of recessions and indentations adds extra luster to the gold’s natural sheen.

The procedure takes time. The jewel is stabilized in a bed of tar pitch and beaten rhythmically from the back.

The hardening tar enables the experienced goldsmith to exert a gentle and uniformly controlled movement.

Once the desired effect is reached, the tar is then reheated to release a superbly crafted, unique and entirely handmade piece of jewelry.

https://youtu.be/e75FYq1TrAw

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