Dew Drops on Blue Leaves Cloisonné Earrings
Clear "dew drops" stand like jewels within the blue enamel surface of these vitreous enamel leaves, encircled with fine silver wires. These richly enameled fine silver leaves hang from sterling leverback hooks for extra security.
Vitreous Enamel is essentially glass that has been fused to the metal beneath it. Several fine layers of enamel were applied and repeatedly fired to 1400° F to achieve the beautiful finish you see here. While it is very durable, it's important that you are careful with your enamel items, so that they don't fall onto hard surfaces or get crushed in your luggage. With care, you will enjoy your earrings for many years.