The R · SANDERSON SAUVEREIGN heels in Pure Gold are available in five distinctive shades – 24-carat Yellow, White, Moon, Grey and Green, each with its unique hue and luminescence. Gilded in-house using Crystalline™, every step is carried out painstakingly by hand, with a single operation frequently mobilising the craftsmen for over 10 hours.
With the shape of each heel, the fluted models in particular, the gilding process is particularly laborious with tremendous leaf wastage. Every heel is meticulously polished to ensure an evenly smooth surface as any imperfection is revealed through the paper-thin leaf, gilding performed in a dust and static-free environment. Only an expert artisan can achieve the optimal leaf veins and the desired sheen of lacquer with consistency, each finish is unique.