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 SAMORODOK



Samorodok is a Russian word meaning that the metal is in its pure or natural state.
The samorodok (reticulation) technique produces a textured nugget like effect simulating a molten surface.
This result is obtained by heating gold or silver to a temperature near the melting point and cooling it abruptly in water.
The process was very popular in Russian and was widely used by famous silversmiths as Fabergé (information and photos courtesy Werner Lack).



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