Style # 176032. This dangling snowflake necklace is an essential part of your winter wardrobe! 100% handcrafted in Sterling Silver and 22kt granulation details, these frosty beauties are from the Mountain Snow collection from Michou. Each gemstone featured in a Michou design is hand selected. This necklace features what is called a Silver Plated Druzy which is a beautiful silvery black. We’ve seen a lot of jewelry that features Druzy Quartz, but never something that sparkles like the ones featured in this pendant! These druzy have incredible fire and depth. You won’t want to miss the matching earring style # 176031 also featured on our website.
We are so impressed with the delicateness of the snowflakes, and this pendant features two. Just like their natural form, these snowflakes are very detailed. You can tell that the artisans who hand make all of the pieces in the Michou line take their craft to the highest level – which is one of the reasons Michou is referred to as “Art to Wear”. I have worn these earrings myself and am amazed at how comfortable they are to wear – not heavy, although they do have a larger surface area earring back that holds the earring on the ear securely and in the position it should be.
Each snowflake is accented with 22kt gold vermeil using an ancient technique called Granulation. Granulation is when small grains of silver are fused to a solid plate of silver. They are attached only at the point of contact. This is a technique that dates back to the Etruscans and has been perfected in traditional Balinese jewelry. Silver wire is cut into small bits and then torched so that the bits become spheres. The spheres are then sorted by size through a sifter. Once the granules are sorted they are applied to the piece being made.