Farac
Coral Branch Vermeil Earrings

Farac - Coral Branch Vermeil Earrings

The shape of the Coral Branch Vermeil Earrings is inspired by a genuine piece of Adriatic coral. To make them stand out, Farac handcrafted them from recycled sterling silver and polished them to a high mirror finish. He then applied a high-quality 24K gold plating on them.

 

The long hook is not only a design element, but it also keeps the earrings firmly secured on the ear lobes. These earrings are from Farac’s ‘Coral Collection’ which also includes a necklace and a bangle.

 

Handmade in Dubrovnik, Crotia.

 

 

Coral Collection

 

Back in the 15th and 16th centuries, coral harvesting was an integral part of Dubrovnik’s local commercial industry. The majority of the fishermen came from Kolocep, Mljet, and Lastovo, and the most extensive coral colonies were found around the tiny island of Saint Andrew (Sv. Andrija).

 

During the Renaissance, women from Dubrovnik wore coral strands around their necks, leading many of Dubrovnik’s goldsmiths to incorporate coral motifs into various designs of earrings, bracelets, and brooches, as well as buttons used on traditional clothing.

 

In 1664, the local government prohibited most women from wearing coral necklaces due to the Republic’s financial difficulties. However, noblewomen were exempted from the prohibition.  Over time, this law was eventually forgotten, and women from the villages surrounding Dubrovnik began to wear gold necklaces (kolarin) again, making coral-inspired jewelry a cherished local custom.

 

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Description

The shape of the Coral Branch Vermeil Earrings is inspired by a genuine piece of Adriatic coral. To make them stand out, Farac handcrafted them from recycled sterling silver and polished them to a high mirror finish. He then applied a high-quality 24K gold plating on them.

 

The long hook is not only a design element, but it also keeps the earrings firmly secured on the ear lobes. These earrings are from Farac’s ‘Coral Collection’ which also includes a necklace and a bangle.

 

Handmade in Dubrovnik, Crotia.

 

 

Coral Collection

 

Back in the 15th and 16th centuries, coral harvesting was an integral part of Dubrovnik’s local commercial industry. The majority of the fishermen came from Kolocep, Mljet, and Lastovo, and the most extensive coral colonies were found around the tiny island of Saint Andrew (Sv. Andrija).

 

During the Renaissance, women from Dubrovnik wore coral strands around their necks, leading many of Dubrovnik’s goldsmiths to incorporate coral motifs into various designs of earrings, bracelets, and brooches, as well as buttons used on traditional clothing.

 

In 1664, the local government prohibited most women from wearing coral necklaces due to the Republic’s financial difficulties. However, noblewomen were exempted from the prohibition.  Over time, this law was eventually forgotten, and women from the villages surrounding Dubrovnik began to wear gold necklaces (kolarin) again, making coral-inspired jewelry a cherished local custom.

 

Description

Coral Branch Vermeil Earrings – Farac Filigree & Fine Jewelry

 

 

Details:

 

  • Gold-plated sterling silver (vermeil)
  • Lightweight and simple to wear
  • Width: 32mm
  • Height: 64mm

 

 

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Note: These earrings are handmade to order. Please allow up to 2 weeks to make and dispatch.

 

*Because of their natural characteristics, the hues of pearls, coral, semi-precious stones, and precious metals may vary slightly from those depicted in the images.

* For customization requests or questions regarding this item, kindly send an email to info@flaneri.fi

Delivery

All orders are dispatched within 24 hours (weekdays) of completion.

 

Delivery times:

 

  • 3-6 business days to Finland, Sweden, Denmark, and Norway
  • 5-8 business days to the rest of the EU
  • 7-14 business days outside the EU

 

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Impact

Farac is one of only three craftsmen in Dubrovnik’s historic old town who still makes jewelry by hand. All raw materials used in the making of Farac jewelry are locally sourced in Croatia. In addition, all the gold and silver used in the jewelry is 100% recycled.

Forged by fire and sculpted by hands: Farac Fine jewellery is the brainchild of master jeweller Marko Farac.

Fusing older more traditional techniques with newer technologies, Farac jewellery is a testament to genuine craft and attention to detail. From lighting a torch to melting down precious metals, crafting fine intricate filigree, or manipulating and shaping the precious metal into unique forms, the Farac workshop is leading the renaissance of handmade jewellery in Croatia.

Each Farac piece is handmade from 100 % recycled silver and/or gold alloys.