Our gold boxes, handmade in Italy by Sambuco, are inspired by the Byzantine mosaics. Three firings are required: the first phase is undertaken after the object is etched; the second phase after painting various colors; the third phase after the application of gold. The gold itself is first dissolved and mixed with other materials to make it liquid. During the third firing, at approximately 650 degrees C, the materials mixed with the gold burn off and only the gold remains on the surface of the item. After this final phase, the item glows with light and eye-catching contrasts due to the splendor of the gold and other colors.