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Tiny Hoop with Granulated Edge

Teeny tiny hoop with granulated edge.

-approx.- 3/8" diameter
-hinge clasp closure
-10K solid rose gold

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