Plique a Jour. Capturing nature and beauty using classical techniques in contemporary designs.
Plique-à-jour (French for “letting in daylight”) is a vitreous enamelling technique where the enamel is applied in cells, similar to cloisonné, but with no backing in the final product, so light can shine through the transparent or translucent 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.
There are four basic ways of creating plique-a-jour: