Round cloisonne pendant in sterling silver (gem diameter: 3cm; bezel: 4mm)
(handcrafted using the ancient, unique, and traditional Cloisonne enameling techniques.)
Note: Pendant comes with the necklace seen in the photos. It is 18'' in length. Please notify us if you need a different length and we'll be glad to replace it for a necklace of required length.
French for "cloison" or "cell." A process in which precious metal wires are bent to form a design; enamel is then inlaid into the resulting "cloisons."
Enamel (glass) is crushed to a powder somewhat finer than granulated sugar. Fine silver or 24K gold fine ribbons of wire are placed onto an enameled surface and fired in a kiln to hold their position. After the wires are fired in place thin layers of colored enamel are packed into each cell using a fine sable brush or special tools and then fired in a kiln at 1475 degrees Fahrenheit for 3 minutes. This process is repeated until the enamels reach the top of the wires. The beautiful depth in the enamel piece is created by blending and shading the finely ground enamels and from the repeated firings. As many as 20 firings can go into each piece. Once the enameling process is complete, the enameled piece is ground and polished.
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