Beauitfully handcrafted sterling silver and 18K bi-metal letter opener by master metalsmith, Betty Helen Longhi. Bi-Metal is a layer of 18 karat gold alloy with a rich yellow color or 22 karat gold alloy with a bright yellow color is bonded with sterling silver to form a sheet of precious metal with two distinct surfaces.
Measures 14" long x 2" wide
There are two ways in which Betty Helen Longhi hopes her work will speak to people. The first is the expression of beauty and the way in which beauty can uplift the human spirit. The second comes from her study of Buddhism and her strong wish to create work that will give an aura of peace as an antidote to the troubled times we live in. She is pursuing this through her most recent pieces, miniature Zen gardens, intended to function as objects for meditation.
Member Since 1976