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Pair of Sea Turtles Silver Enamel Drop Earrings

Product code: LP4834
£162.50
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Pair of Turtles white sapphire enamel silver drop earrings

Sterling silver pendants with a pair of sea turtles in aqua blue green enamel & plique a jour bodies, and white sapphire eyes. The pendants are 20mm long by 13mm wide and are suspended of silver hook wires. All of the sterling silver is 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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