18K Plique a Jour, Diamond and Pearl Butterfly Earrings


Like a wearable work of art, these whimsical butterfly earrings glow like a like tiny stained glass windows. Crafted in 18k yellow gold, these delightful plique-a-jour butterflies are filled with sage green and powder blue enamels accented with tiny lustrous pearls and twinkling diamonds. 

Plique-a-jour, French for "Light of Day", is one of the most challenging of the enameling techniques. Master craftsmen fill vibrant crystalline enamels into delicate unbacked cells then fire them several times. This process allows light to pass through, just like stained-glass.

Diamonds: 1.18 total carats, brilliant-cut

Markings: none

Weight: 6.6 grams

Measurements: 1 5/8" x 3/4"