stylish silver enamel earrings 003


    Enamelling is an old and widely-adopted technology. The ancient Egyptians applied enamels to pottery and stone objects. The ancient Greeks, Celts, Russians, and Chinese also used enameling processes on metal objects.


From more recent history, the bright, jewel-like colors have made enamel a favored choice for designers of jewelry and bibelots, such as the fantastic eggs of Peter Carl Fabergé, enameled copper boxes of Battersea enamellers, and artists such as George Stubbs and other painters of portrait miniatures. Enameling was a favorite technique of the Art Nouveau jewellers.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloisonné


This stylish silver enamel earrings are the colorful result of fusing powdered glass to a substrate by firing, usually between 750 and 850 degrees Celsius.
The blue and other transparent color powder melts and flows and hardens to a smooth, durable vitreous coating on metal. Than it was polished to a glossy surface. At the end hand formed ear wires were attached.
The earrings were created using very ancient technique of enameling - Cloisonné (French-“partitions”)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloisonné

Cloisonné, an ancient technique combining metalworking with other crafts, is a multi-step process used to produce jewellery, vases, and many other items display this decorative technique. The resulting objects can also be called cloisonné. Each color is separated from the others by silver wires and has the appearance of stone inlay, which has also, in recent times, been referred to as cloisonné.


Item description :
number of items 1
location: Georgian Republic, Tbilisi
Weight: 5.7 gr.
Height: 3,2 cm, 4,5 cm with ear wires
Width: 1,1 cm.

PRICE: 75 USD

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