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Gilding, Leafing & Eglomise

Verre Eglomise/Reverse Leaf/Gilded glass are all one and the same. Each term refers to Verre Eglomise, is French for ‘glass gilded’ and is a process where the reverse side of a piece of glass is gilded with gold or silver leaf using a gelatin adhesive. The result is a mirror-like, semi-reflective surface that creates a shimmery, reflective work of art. A known old-world technique, with a rich history in the decorative arts, gilded glass has seen a resurgence in recent years. Various finishes, including 22k yellow gold, 12k white gold, silver metal leaf, platinum, moon gold, and other options.

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Gold Leaf: Common Questions

What is gilding?
Gilding is the process of applying gold leaf or gold paint. It can also refer to the material itself.

What is gold leaf?
Gold leaf is gold metal that has been hammered in extremely fine sheets and is most commonly used during the process of gilding. Gold leaf sheets come in a variety of shades, but the most commonly used is 22-karat yellow gold.

How long will gold leaf last?
While subject to damage like scratching, scuffing, or wear, if applied correctly gold leaf can last over a lifetime. Silver leaf is prone to tarnishing if exposed to air and moisture over time.

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