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Blue Enamel, Diamond, Pearl Silver butterfly necklace

Product code: EA9889
£192.50
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Blue Enamel, Diamond, Pearl Silver butterfly necklace

A stunning blue enamel plique a jour butterfly pendant, with diamond eyes and antennas, and two white freshwater cultured pearls for it's body. The pendant comes complete with an adjustable (up to 18 inches), sterling silver semi- rigid anaconda chain.

The butterfly is 16mm high by 22mm wide.

Pearl is the birthstone for June

Diamond is the birthstone for April

Plique-a-jour

A French term meaning glimpse of Day, plique- a-jour is a particularly difficult technique whereby delicate translucent enamel is suspended between threads of silver. This allows the light to pour through, illuminating the colours with the same brilliance as a stained glass window seen in sunlight.

Plique-jour is a technique used by the French enamellists Lalique and Feuillatre in the 1900’s. The French term means “glimpse of day”.

This difficult technique has been revived by the craftsman who made this pendant. The enamel is suspended between gold wires and is fired without any backing so that the light can shine through.

A plique-a-jour enamel piece requires many painstaking hours to complete. Patience and humility are the most important tools for this technique! It’s a work of art that needs to be treated with care like a fine glass sculpture.

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