GOLD PARTICLE TECHNOLOGY
STALVEY LAUNCHES GOLD CROCODILE SKIN HANDBAG
Designer Jason Stalvey of New York-based house STALVEY will launch a 24kt gold crocodile handbag collection, exclusively at Harrods in London, U.K. in August 2017.
STALVEY is the first brand in history to embed 24kt gold into exotic skins, a process that took over two years to develop and is exclusive to the brand. The process was developed as a partnership with the world’s leading aeronautic technology laboratory, along with the premiere luxury tannery in France.
Pure 24kt gold is heated to extreme temperatures in excess of 1000 °C when the gold transforms from a solid to a liquid state, causing the particles to turn into a gas. The atoms of gas are then stretched via a vacuum process creating a thin layer which is then embedded into the Porosus crocodile skin, particle by particle. When the gas cools, the particles revert back to a solid state, resulting in a uniform, lustrous, and supple skin rendered in a soft shade of gold.
This painstaking process utilizes a high enough gold content to be certified as a 24kt gold article, a process typically reserved for classifying gold jewelry.Each bag bears a stamp and comes with a letter of authenticity.
The bags in the collection comprise five styles: the Top Handle styles in mini and small (20cm & 25cm top handle satchel with architectural envelope front), the Shoulder Bag in small and large (25cm and 30 cm envelope with chain strap), as well as the Aliza framed clutch. Each bag features custom handcrafted brass hardware plated in 24kt gold.
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