Etruscan Granulation

Granulation is an ancient technique employed by the civilisations of the near East, Egypt, Aegean Islands and Greece since the third milleniun b.C. In the etruscan area it came thanks to the phoenician trade in the VII century b.C. and developped a production of very fine and sophisticated manufactures where microscopic gold spheres are placed a...

Granulation is an ancient technique employed by the civilisations of the near East, Egypt, Aegean Islands and Greece since the third milleniun b.C. In the etruscan area it came thanks to the phoenician trade in the VII century b.C. and developped a production of very fine and sophisticated manufactures where microscopic gold spheres are placed as decoration over a gold surface, getting therefore color effects and unique reflexes. Nowadays, thanks to the efforts of some goldsmiths and with their full respect to the exigencies of modern jeweller's art (gold 750/1000 - 18kt), it is possible to recreate the aesthetic effect which was typical of the granulation of the ancient masters.

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Etruscan Granulation