French Plique-à-Jour Swirl Enamel Bangle with Diamonds Circa 1950

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French Plique-à-Jour Swirl Enamel Bangle, where the art of enameling reaches new heights. The bangle’s ends are a canvas for creativity, one side blossoming into a vibrant enamel flower, the other cradling cultured pearls like a delicate bud. Forged in 14K gold and studded with the eternal shimmer of rose cut and round brilliant cut diamonds, this bangle is a celebration of elegance and artistry.

Plique-à-jour, a term derived from French, loosely means ‘allowing daylight to pass through.’ This enameling technique involves applying translucent enamel onto metal frameworks without any backing, resulting in a stained-glass-like effect. Also known as ‘backless cloisonné,’ it employs delicate strands of precious metals, typically gold or silver, to create compartments that distinctively isolate the various enamel hues in the artwork. Plique-à-jour is considered one of the most challenging enameling techniques due to its intricate and time-consuming nature. The technique’s difficulty is compounded by a high failure rate and the fragility of the finished product. Mastering plique-à-jour is quite rare among artisans. The secrets of the technique have historically been closely guarded, leading to a loss of knowledge and limited guidance for teaching and passing on the skills. Today, it remains a highly specialized and relatively rare form of decorative art, demanding not only patience and skill but also a deep understanding of the materials and processes involved

Rose Cut Diamonds: 1.60-1.80 ct. (Approx)
Round Brilliant Cut Diamonds:  2.00 ct. (Approx)
Cultured Pearls : 6.5-7 ct. 

Inner circumference : 6.5 inch 
Weight: 32 g.

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