ELS9B-GOLD | GOLDEN HUGS AND KISSES

SKU: ELS9B-14K Y Y

$ 370
SOLID 14 OR 18K GOLD HANDMADE XO EARRING POSTS
  • signed and dated 
  • hand made in Southern California
  • solid gold
  • with suede pouch and SUZAN story


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      25th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION COLLECTION:
      EDITION 1 ANCIENT COINS
      I LOVE ANCIENT COINS...25 years ago, an old roman coin
      was placed in my hand and I was captivated. I loved the irregular
      edge and the patina that can only come from being touched
      and worn over ages of time...After I designed my first piece
      of ancient coin jewelry, I went to NY and found a coin dealer
      and have been getting coins from him ever since! When I
      get the coins they are covered in dirt and you can barely see
      the etchings. We take each one and polish them ever so
      gently so that the design is revealed and the patina is
      glimmering. There is something so inspiring to me about pairing
      something old with new precious metals and pearls--the
      delight of unexpected detail and textures. I always design
      with the edges of the coins showing, I like the the
      distressed markings. Byzantine and 2-300 AD Roman coins
      are my favorite, and I choose the ones that are worn and
      imperfect. So unlike being a coin collector,
      I am a coin treasure maker--giving them a new life and a new story!
      This is what most of the coIns look like when we get them!
      It is so hard to see the detail and they are gritty and dirty.
      Then we use a green silicone wheel on our sanding machine
      and lift out just certain details of the coins so that you see the
      beautiful patina of the bronze. It is truly so exciting to see the
      coin come to life. Making the patina glimmer like this brings the
      coins to a more modern look which plays off
      my silver and gold metal pieces.
      These cupped 600 AD Byzantine coins are my
      favorite!!

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