"Star Rays" Keum-boo Fine Silver and Gold Oval Earrings
Keum-Boo (KUM-boo) is the ancient Korean art of attaching gold foil to fine silver. The gold is 23.5 kt and is rolled to an exact thickness to bond to the .999 fine silver.
This is the technique I used to make these 'so flattering' earrings. The earrings have been antiqued to a dark black making the gold 'pop' to front and center! The precious metals are hammer textured leaving tiny facets that reflect the light of the 'golden rays' all around. Finally the backs of these earrings have been burnished to a warm glow with a brushed finish.
The pair hang on sterling silver ear wires and measure a total of 1 5/8" long with each oval disc being a generous 1 1/8" long and a 1/2 wide.
Handmade. Original. One of a kind.