Hebrew Chai 22k Necklace
This delicate 22k Hebrew Chai is created with the ancient technique of granulation. Granulation is seen in many pieces from ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome and Byzantium. Each granule is made by hand. Hundreds of granules are created, one at a time. The piece is carefully heated to just under the melting point of gold, where the granules fuse and become one with the piece. The word Chai is made up of two letters of the Hebrew alphabet - Chet and Yod forming the word 'chai,' meaning 'alive,' or 'living.'
Signed on the back by the artist. Pendant includes an 18k gold, 18''L wheat chain.