What is Keum-Boo?

Keum-Boo is an ancient Korean technique where 24K gold foil is applied to silver using heat and pressure.

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Pure gold (24K) and silver have a similar atomic structure, so once the metal is heated to a temperature of 500-700F and pressure is added, and electron exchange at the surface creates a permanent diffusion bond.

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For more inspiration check out our pinterest board ‘Beautiful Boo.’ Or if you want to learn this stunning technique register for Kelly Allanson’s class at Workingsilver on September 27th!!