Antique Plique-A-Jour Dragonfly Pin (Yellow Gold)

$24,000
SKU: 2000409

A unique and one of a kind 18 karat yellow gold dragonfly pin with plique de jour wings and body set with full cut diamond accents and cabochon emerald eyes.

Shreve, Crump & Low Gemologist Notes: Plique-à-jour (French for "letting in daylight") is a vitreous enameling technique where the enamel is applied in cells, but with no backing in the final product, so light can shine through the transparent or translucent enamel. It is in effect a miniature version of stained-glass. This hand-crafted method is considered very challenging technically: high time consumption (up to 4 months per item), with a high failure rate.