Smithsonian Institution Exclusive
Capture the timeless elegance of cloisonné with vintage-inspired beads, vibrant dyed blue freshwater pearls, carnelian and brass beads, and brass spacers. This stunning Vintage Cloisonné Carnelian Jewelry Set adds distinction to any look and draws on techniques that date back to the Byzantine era and have been refined by Chinese artisans for centuries.
This jewelry item comes packaged in a white box (pictured).
An art form originating in the Middle East and elevated in China, after its arrival there in the 13th and 14th centuries, the cloisonné technique adorns copper or bronze objects with copper wire designs. The resulting cells are then filled with enamel, fired in a kiln and polished, creating a harmonious contrast between the gleaming metal and the jewel-hued enamel. Cloisonné is found in our National Museum of Natural History's Asian ethnological collections.
- Enamel, dyed freshwater pearls, carnelian beads, brass beads
- 24-karat gold-plated sterling silver ear wires
- Necklace: 16"L with 3" extender
- Earrings: approximately 1.75"L
- Wipe with a soft cloth
- Avoid contact with perfume or chemicals
- Made in the USA