This fanciful fowl is a more contemporary jewel, artfully crafted in 18k yellow gold, the body of the peacock is adorned with glowing emeralds and bright blue sapphires, transitioning into a glittering brilliant-cut diamond head with a sapphire and emerald crest. The multidimensional body is encircled by blue-green plique-a-jour enamel feathers, accented with vibrant blue sapphires and crystalline emeralds. The gold plique-a-jour cells are arranged in a zigzag pattern with a concave center, when light hits the pendant it creates a mesmerizing effect.
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.
Pendant measurements: 2 1/8" x 1 15/16"
Chain: 18k, 5.6 grams, 18" long
Sapphires: estimated 1.5 total carats
Emeralds: estimated 1.5 total carats