This piece is affectionately named, “The Red Clam”
18k, fine silver, sterling, vitreous enamel, gold & silver foil, engraved
Enameling is a very labour intensive process. The transparent enamels in this brooch/pendant were applied and fired between 20-30 times. Building up colours slowly and carefully is what makes cloisonné enamel jewellery shimmer.
For a more detailed description of the process please refer to the Techniques section at the bottom of the home page.