Made using Keum-Boo, an ancient Korean gilding technique used to apply thin sheets of gold to silver, to make silver-gilt. Traditionally, this technique is accomplished by first depleting a surface of sterling silver to bring up a thin layer of fine silver. Then 24 carat gold foil is applied with heat and pressure—mechanical gilding—to produce a permanent diffusion bond.
Austin Titus is a jewelry designer from Richmond, Virginia. She finds beautiful juxtaposition between the industrial elements of living in a historical city contrasted with the natural world around her. Rich, brushed gold and silver with stones selected for color, character and even imperfections. Influenced by old world textures and details yet always with a contemporary edge.
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