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Two Turtles Silver, Enamel, White Sapphire Necklace
Product code: LP4826
Two Turtles white sapphire enamel silver necklace
A sterling silver pendant with a pair of sea turtles
in aqua blue green enamel & plique a jour bodies, and white sapphire
eyes. The pendant is 25mm long by 17mm wide and is on a
sterling silver trace chain which is adjustable up to a length of 18
inches. All of the sterling silver is rhodium plated to prevent
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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