Third Eye Stud - Goldstone

Marta Pia

$ 115.00

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Third Eye earring stud featuring custom inlay of high-fired porcelain combined with Opal and set in 18K Gold Heavy-Plated Sterling Silver (925). Handmade in the U.S. by artist Marta Pia, and due to the nature of this process some pieces might present some small variations, which in our opinion makes them even more unique and personal. Dimensions: 1/2" by 1/4" Sold as a single stud.

 

Goldstone is a man made gemstone consisting of cobalt flecks suspended in glass. This combination  amounts to an effect called "aventurescence" similar to metallic glitter. The original manufacturing process for goldstone was invented in Venice in seventeenth-century by the Miotti family. Urban legend says goldstone was an accidental discovery by alchemist monks trying to make gold (which is why the stone is sometimes referred to as “monkstone”), but there is no pre-Miotti documentation to confirm this.

Artist Marta Pia comes from a Spanish-Danish family with a soft spot for various creative outlets such as painting, sculpture and industrial design.  With a respect and appreciation of the challenge and beauty of artisanal manufacturing, she strives to create works where their final outcome is  based on materials and forms rather than on their final purpose, thinking about the meaning that objects acquire depending on their context, and value their ability to serve their purpose while looking timeless and effortless.

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