Mar 22, 2010 9:55 AM
As far as abbreviations go, F.N.U.E. (acronym: From Now Until Eternity) is kinda like FUBU, but more Hallmark card, and less urban. We browsed the collections, and the Daisy Drop Earrings ($130-140) are best in show in their "He Loves Me II" line. F.N.U.E. developed their signature daisy motif and ran with it, and these simply styled rosettes shine true in gold vermeil.
"What in the hell is vermeil?" you may be thinking aloud to yourself, as we were when we came across this item. Curiously enough, vermeil is a fancy French way of describing silver-gilt, a process in goldsmithing where gold is applied over a silver base. Ancient civilizations, including the Egyptians, Minoans, and Incas, developed varied fire gilding techniques, but today we use a much safer mercury-free electrolysis process. Wow. That dose of culture sounded like science.
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