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Watch “How do you cut gold that’s 200 times finer than a human hair?”

By Craftsmanship Quarterly

One way Marino evaluates gold leaf is to look at it against the light. Pure gold transmits green rays; highly alloyed gold with silver transmits pale violet rays.

Produced by Craftsmanship Quarterly

Videography by Erla Zwingle

Edited by Paige Bierma