You can find the creative couple behind Zaffiro, Jack and Elizabeth Gualtieri, at their studio in Portland Oregon. Zaffiro jewelry is entirely unique because they utilize an ancient technique called granulation that first appeared over 4,000 years ago in the regions of Italy and Greece.
Granulation is a very detailed, decorative process that consists of applying miniature spheres of gold or platinum to a similar surface by heating the entire piece to a temperature high enough to form a permanent bond between the surface and the spheres. It can be a tricky decorative style because the temperature for the pieces to adhere must be just right.
Zaffiro’s collections reflect this unique process with their stunning textures and shapes.