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How it’s made: Toscano Sideways Bead Necklace

Apr 22, 2017

It starts early every morning. The goldsmith arrives before the sun rises and begins their day weighing and mixing and melting the gold they will use for that days’ jewelry. The Toscano Collection Sideways Bead Necklace needs a 14K yellow gold mixture, but more than that, it needs a master craftsman. What begins as a […]

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It starts early every morning. The goldsmith arrives before the sun rises and begins their day weighing and mixing and melting the gold they will use for that days’ jewelry. The Toscano Collection Sideways Bead Necklace needs a 14K yellow gold mixture, but more than that, it needs a master craftsman.

What begins as a simple golden drop will eventually be transformed into a piece of artwork by an Italian goldsmith that will grace the curve of a woman’s neck, and sparkle with life with every move.

A series of artisans will work on the necklace, starting with the first who will carve a diamond cut pattern into the bead. They’ll then hand it off to another craftsman who will solder loops to either side and then another to attached it to a delicate 14 karat gold chain.

Once the work is finalized by the master goldsmith, the Toscano Sideways Bead Necklace is sent on its way to become part of the Toscano Collection.

The necklace is one of many pieces in the Toscano collection, and it’s made by one of about 60 small Italian gold suppliers Ben Bridge searches out every year, connecting amazing Italian gold artisans with discerning customers.

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