An ancient Crete inspired collection of colorful gemstone cabochon rings combined with 22 karat gold granulation and colored diamonds. Each ring has a unique granulated accent with a tiny matching or contrasting colored diamond. Granulation is a highly specialized decorative technique, seen in the work of early Etruscan, Roman and Greek goldsmiths and revived in the 20th century. Tiny granules are hand made in a special alloy of 22 karat gold and fused with a torch to a gold back sheet. The technique leaves no room for error; too much heat melts the piece, too little heat and the granules won’t adhere to the design. It takes years of practice and expertise to perfect. If done well, a piece can last through the centuries, evidenced by pieces seen in museums today.