Jack and Elizabeth Gualtieri
Portland, OR. USA
Jack and Elizabeth Gualtieri of Zaffiro create jewelry featuring the
ancient technique of granulation. The husband-and-wife goldsmithing
team is not content to merely reinterpret the past; they are
dedicated to bringing a modern spirit to an age-old technique, both
in their designs and in their craft.
Entirely hand fabricated in their studio in Portland, Oregon, each
one of a kind piece is a highly detailed work of art in miniature
imbued with the geometries of the natural world. It all starts with
the language of spheres that speak through texture, patterns,
shadows and light. "We manipulate the tiny spheres, yet they are our
meditation as well as our craft."
Seventeen different sizes of granules are individually created in
the studio, mostly in the traditional 22kt yellow gold, but also in
their custom 22kt white and rose gold alloys as well as in platinum.
Whether it is a piece crafted in the traditional 22kt yellow gold,
in their custom colored gold alloys, in their distinctive platinum
granulation onto 22kt gold, or in hand forged, oxidized silver and
22kt gold, the Gualtieris are always pushing the boundaries of the
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