*Henry Dunay New York Faceted Hammered Earrings In Textured 18Kt Yellow Gold
A pair of earrings designed by Henry Dunay.
Great hammered (Faceted) ear-clips, created in the 1990's at the Henry Dunay atelier in New York city. They are totally crafted in solid 18 karats yellow gold and the entire surface is finished with the iconic faceted patterns. Suited with omega backs for fastening clip and if desired the posts option for pierced ears can be easily added,
The total weight of this pair is 17.95 grams and they have a measures of 24 mm (0.95 inches) by 20 mm (0.79 inches).
Stamped with the serial numbers, the company logo and signed, "DUNAY 18 KT".
Henry Dunay, born in 1935 in New Jersey, He was an American goldsmith and jewelry designer, best known for his fine scratched surface technique known as Sabi. Having apprenticed in the workshop of New York City jeweler Rudolph Cacioli at the age of 14, Dunay learned the fine art of creating jewelry. Though starting as an errand boy, he quickly worked his way up to becoming a master model maker and setter at a remarkably young age, impressing Cacioli with the fineness of his work and the refinement of his proportions and curves. Observing that most jewelry in shop windows he peered into followed the same styles and dimensions, he started his own firm in 1956. Taking on work from other manufacturers (including Harry Winston) to support himself initially, Dunay quickly found success and fame after winning the De Beers Diamond International Award, which showered images of his designs around the world.
Literature: Henry Dunay, A precious Life, Several Authors, Abrams, New York. For similar examples.
Note: Henry Dunay calls this surface finish technique "faceted," He developed the technique in which he cut each facet of the gold, just as you would cut facets in a gemstone. This technique hardens the gold and makes his pieces much more durable. Dunay's faceted pieces do not wear easily. They remain sharp and hold up to daily wear.
Condition: The overall condition of this earrings is excellent. Beside the little normal wear, there is no damage to the gold. This piece has been carefully inspected to guarantee the condition and authenticity.
Great look for every day, with nice eye appeal.
INVENTORY REF: E0000MNCE/.4314