Enameling in jewellery

Hello there!  Saturday has somehow come around again, I don’t know where the week goes sometimes!  Today I wanted to talk a bit about enameling and jewellery.  Most people are aware that traditionally, enamel referred to powdered silica (or glass), fused to a substrate, in jewellery generally copper, silver or gold. There are many different styles of enamel, and it can be a great way to include colour in jewellery, instead of, or in complement to gemstones.

If you’re interested in a bit more information, you can read more here.

photo: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:France_Jabot_pin_with_rhinestones.jpg


photo: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Belt_buckle_by_W._H._Haseler,_Birmingham,_1907-1908,_silver,_enamel_-_Hessisches_Landesmuseum_Darmstadt_-_Darmstadt,_Germany_-_DSC01107.jpg

With advancing technology, new types of enamel have been developed, and new and inventive ways of applying enamel to different effects.  Here are a couple of examples of more contemporary designs incorporating enamel from goldsmiths at the studio:

photo: https://jewelenvy.ca/node/403

photo: https://jewelenvy.ca/node/6

Interested?  Come in and talk to one of our goldsmiths about commissioning an enameled piece of jewellery.  Or, if you think you’d like to try it out, check out our classes in enameling and come explore this fascinating technique for yourself! (We have lots of classes that don’t need any prior experience!)

Happy Saturday, and see you soon!

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