“A Glimpse of Daylight”
A dazzling array of coloured enamels evoking the Art Nouveau movement feature in our jewellery from Designer Nicole Barr. Specially commissioned for D J Massey in 18ct gold, our range of delightful pendants and shimmering earrings include a flying bat with a precious dark Tahitian Pearl body, tremulous dragonfly pendants and earrings in a multitude of greens and blues, ephemeral butterflies in oranges and golds, a golden bumble bee set with Citrines cabochons and a South Sea Pearl, a Seahorse with his tail wrapped delicately around a precious pearl and many other fanciful designs.
The Art of vitreous enameling – essentially the application of coloured glass to precious metals – goes back as far as Ancient Egypt and has been practised over the centuries. The highly skilled superior technique of enameling known as Plique a Jour which translates as a ‘glimpse of daylight’; comprises layers of enamel artfully suspended between gold wires in a process not unlike stained glass. This lends a translucent quality to the colours and adds particular appeal to these delicate exquisite jewels.
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