Round Keum-Boo pendant by My Kind of Jewellry
Keum-Boo – in brief
The “Keum-Boo” technique originated in Asia hundreds of years ago. It is used to completely and permanently to bond incredibly thin (.003mm) thin sheets of pure (24kt) gold onto pure silver. Silver which has been “reticulated or depletion guilded” to create a surface layer of pure silver can also be used. Using heat and hand pressure, the artisan fuses the gold onto the silver so that the layers actually intermingle at the molecular level, for a permanent, inseparable bond.