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Large Filigree and Granulation Hoop Earrings

Beautiful hand done filigree, spaced with teeny little balls of granulation. masterful handwork, stunning!

-approx.- 1 1/2" diameter
-handmade filigree
-hinged ear wire with snap down clasp closure

Granulation is a technique whereby the smith heats a silver (or gold) wire to form a ball, then cuts and solders these handmade balls into decorative, elaborate patterns. This technique has been widely used since pre-Roman times and continues today in many cultures around the world