Simulated Blue-Turquoise and Antique Silver-plated Dangle Earrings
The American west screams for the use of Turquoise in all shades of aqua blue and silver combinations. These simulated glass turquoise beads with black inclusions combined with a Cloisonné accent bead and antiqued silver-plated spacers exemplifies this color combo. The Cloisonné bead is enamel with silver-finished copper, multicolored with flowers in 2 shades of pink, green leaves and turquoise blue background. The background is the same color as that of the simulated turquoise glass beads. The earring is composed of a long 1 link dangling from a silver-plated french hook ear wire. The beads are strung from smallest to largest. The first 3 beads are 6 mm simulated turquoise, separated by an antiqued silver-plated knobby spacer. The fourth bead is the 8mm Cloisonné bead then a 10mm simulated turquoise bead. They are separated with similar slightly larger antiqued silver-plated knobby spacer. This pair of earrings appear to be large in size but are very light weight and wearable for long periods of time. These flattering earrings are a perfect compliment for casual American wear or a lovely black or dark brown frock of any style.
Measurements: 2.63in (6.67cm) Long x 0.375in (0.953cm) Wide
Weight: 0.3oz (8.505g)
Cloisonné (as defined by Wikipedia)
Cloisonné is an ancient technique for decorating metalwork objects, in recent centuries using vitreous enamel, and in older periods also inlays of cut gemstones, glass, and other materials. The resulting objects can also be called Cloisonné. The decoration is formed by first adding compartments (cloisons in French) to the metal object by soldering or adhering silver or gold wires or thin strips placed on their edges. These remain visible in the finished piece, separating the different compartments of the enamel or inlays, which are often of several colors. Cloisonné enamel objects are worked on with enamel powder made into a paste, which then needs to be fired in a kiln.
The technique was in ancient times mostly used for jewelry and small fittings for clothes, weapons or similar small objects decorated with geometric or schematic designs, with thick cloison walls. In the Byzantine Empire techniques using thinner wires were developed to allow more pictorial images to be produced, mostly used for religious images and jewelry, and by then always using enamel. By the 14th century this enamel technique had spread to China, where it was soon used for much larger vessels such as bowls and vases; the technique remains common in China to the present day, and Cloisonné enamel objects using Chinese-derived styles were produced in the West from the 18th century.
To clean your Cloisonné beads, simply wipe them with a soft polishing cloth. Porous in nature, Cloisonné should never be soaked. Care should also be taken to avoid chemicals and ammonia.
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Great shipping, great packaging. I just thought the necklace was going to be more browns and greens and darker. It is a pretty necklace but not what I was expecting from the picture.