With Plique a Jour I can capture nature and beauty using this classical technique to create contemporary designs of enamel jewelery.
Plique-à-jour (French for “letting in daylight”) is a vitreous enameling technique where the enamel is applied in cells, similar to cloisonné, but with no backing. And this where the challange comes in! But the reward in the final product is magical as it allows the light shine through and sparkle with colors of enamel.
The technique used in my plique a jour jewelry is created with 22k and 18k gold wires to form a skeleton body to receive the vitreous enamels in each cell. It is a very delicate process and timely.