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Zurich Cay

Edition of 12 pieces -
SKU
M3 CAY
The Zurich 'Cay’ is a beautiful money clip featuring a frame in 24K gold koftgari (the ancient Indian art of inlaying gold or sterling silver in tool steel), inlaid...
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$575.00  
The Zurich 'Cay’ is a beautiful money clip featuring a frame in 24K gold koftgari (the ancient Indian art of inlaying gold or sterling silver in tool steel), inlaid with 100,000 year-old fossil coral and punctuated with a spinel gem stone. The clip is machined and polished from tempered stainless steel, with a beautiful engraving bright cut against the matte-finished background. The ‘Cay’ money clip is a beautiful and functional personality statement featuring some of the unique materials and forged metals that are the hallmark of William Henry's collections; a timeless heirloom to be proudly worn and used for a lifetime before handing it down to another generation.

Features & Specs

  • Mechanism: tension
  • Engraved serial number
Materials & Artistry
Fossil Coral

Fossil Coral

According to geologists, this fossil coral is approximately 110,000 years old.  Found in abundance in Florida quarry mines, these exquisite scales are hand-picked findings which would otherwise be crushed and used in cement.   Fossil coral is not living coral, therefore has no odors.

Koftgari

Koftgari

Koftgari is the name for fine gold (and/or silver) patterns inlayed into parkerized steel. This ancient Indian technique, done entirely by hand, involves creating a very fine cross-hatch grid in the steel and then burnishing 24K gold (and/or silver) into a pattern that is bound by the cross-hatch. Parkerizing involves soaking the steel in a boiling solution of salts to oxidize the steel a deep brown/blue. Beautiful and timeless, koftgari is nearly a lost art.

William Henry's koftgari comes from 2 small villages in India, home of the very few Indian artisans that still master this technique.

Blue Topaz

Blue Topaz

Topaz is a rare, extremely hard gemstone with an exceptionally wide color range that, besides brown, includes various tones and saturations of blue, green, yellow, orange, red, pink, and purple.
The ancient Greeks believed that topaz gave them strength. In Europe during the Renaissance (the period from the 1300s to the 1600s) people thought that topaz could break magic spells and dispel anger. For centuries, many people in India have believed that topaz worn above the heart assures long life, beauty, and intelligence.

Today, topaz is one of the US birthstones for November, while blue topaz is a birthstone for December