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Dragonfly Diamond Silver Necklace - Blue

Product code: AA1293
£198.00
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Dragonfly Diamond Silver Necklace - Blue

A beautiful sterling silver dragonfly pendant with blue plique-a-jour wings, a blue topaz body, blue enamel tail and diamond studded eyes.

The dragonfly comes with an 18 inch (46cm) semi rigid sterling silver necklace.

The dragonfly is 36mm wide by 29mm long.

All of the silver has been rhodium plated to prevent tarnishing.

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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