What is Keum-boo?
Keum-boo is a gilding technique used in Korea for centuries. 24k gold foil is attached to a surface of sterling or fine silver, copper or steel. The process uses heat and pressure to form a permanent bond of the two different metals.
What is Basse-taille?
Enameling technique where the metal surface is engraved, etched or heavily textured prior to applying transparent enamels.
What is enamel?
Enamels are a combination of frit (clear, colorless glass) and metallic oxides. Colors are achieved by mixing different oxides together. The enamel is fused to a metal surface in a kiln to create a bond with the glass and metal. The art of enameling is an ancient technique spanning many cultures throughout the world.
What is Bimetal?
A layer of 18k gold is bonded with sterling silver to form a sheet of precious metal with two distinct surfaces.