Botanical Blue and Gold Gingko Oval Brooch.
- Product Code: LG-USA-14-664
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This brooch is made using the ancient technique of enameling. Enameling is considered the most intricate and difficult of all jewelry techniques, the process of fusing glass to metal can be dated as far back as the Hellenistic Period (323 B.C. to 31 B.C.). Vitreous enamels start as powder made of finely ground glass mixed with mineral pigments. To reach the desired depth and clarity of color the piece needs to be fired in a kiln many times between 1,380F and 1,560F.
Here, the vitreous enamel is applied to textured fine silver. Gingko leaves are hand cut from 24K gold foil and fused to the enamel. A special enamel firing technique was employed to add texture and shimmer to the gold leaves.
Enamel is set in sterling silver. A faceted rutilated quartz briolette adds a special touch to the design.
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|Measurements||Wire Length: 18" ; Brooch Width: 2 1/8; Brooch Hights 1 1/4"|
|Material(s)||fine silver, sterling silver, 24ct gold, enamel, quartz|