Lava stone jewellery
Using Lava Stone from Mount Etna in Italy
In the 19th Century Italian jewellers started using a new material, "lava stone" from Vesuvius, to make cameos which were different and original.
The volcanic rock was easily engraved to make these high relief objects which gave a dramatic effect thanks to the nuances of grey, brown and white of the rock.
Please click on the image below for more information on Mount Etna.
Making Lava Stone Jewellery
The process used to make lava-stone objects today is somewhat different and more complicated.
The volcanic rock is melted at a very high temperature and then moulded mixing 10% resin to hold the compound together. The resins used are hypo-allergenic and the volcanic rock is a natural stone, thus making the jewellery 100% environmentally friendly.
The beads and objects obtained are of a striking black and soft to the touch. They are then combined with hallmarked sterling silver and /or semi-precious stones to create unique
and exquisite jewellery pieces.
Zest of Sicily
Zest of Sicily works in collaboration with Italian Designers to create quality handcrafted jewellery pieces which incorporate sterling silver and semi-precious gemstones such as: Black onyx, Pink Quartz, Rhodonite, Fluorite, Amethist, Obsidian, Hematite, Carnelian, Lapislazuli and many more.
These new, unique fashionable Italian jewellery pieces are perfect accessories for any occasion. Necklaces, bracelets, earrings, pendants, all exquisitely designed for the elegant and stylish modern woman.
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