Vintage Cloisonné Earrings Floral Design
Beautiful vintage cloisonné earrings with pretty floral design. This beautiful pair of clip on earrings are made from gold metal and coloured enamel in midnight blue, green and pink. They have sprung metal clips at the back, each with a good spring, and measure 2.5 x 2.5cm.
This pair of c.1980 vintage earrings are in excellent condition with just minor signs of wear and patination on the back as expected with age/use.
Cloisonné is an ancient technique, thought to originate in ancient Egypt, for decorating metalwork objects. The decoration is formed by first adding compartments (cloisons in French) to the metal object by soldering usually silver or gold wires, or thin strips or metal 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.
Modern techniques involve using vitreous enamel (enamel powder made into a paste), which then needs to be fired in a kiln. Older objects and jewellery can use inlays of cut gemstones, glass and other materials.
Why we love costume jewellery
Classic and elegant, costume jewellery can add uniqueness and flair to any outfit, smart or casual, at an affordable price. Vintage costume jewellery is a statement – and is a great way to express your individual style. It is also great to know that you are unlikely to find two identical, so there is not much chance of someone wearing the same as you.
Early costume jewellery is different to its modern counterparts and although costume jewellery has been mass produced since the early 20s, the earlier back you go, generally, the better the quality and more interesting the materials. You do not find the same robust materials or quality finishes in more modern mass produced items – vintage items were made to last, and with one size fits all – make perfect gifts!
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