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