Cloisonne Enamel Koi Necklace, Cloisonne Enamel Fish Necklace

Using the technique cloisonne enamel makes the koi fish portion of this pendant. It entails carefully bending pure silver ribbons of wire and fusing them to a pure silver surface with clear enamel. The following layers of enamel are colored and can take up to 30 firings in a kiln. After all the firings are complete the enamel fish get sanded down so the wires are flush to the glass. The next step is the fish gets sanded to a high polish, which gives a gorgeous effect of depth and translucency to the glass enamel. After that it is bezel set in a carefully handcrafted sterling silver and 18 karat gold setting with an opal . The technique is quite labor intensive but the results are a magical beautiful piece of finely handcrafted jewelry. The pendant measures 2.5"L x 1.25"W and comes with a sterling silver snake chain measuring 16" or 18". Please specify chain length with your order.

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