Vintage Enamel Costume Jewelry

Enameling is ancient technique in which powdered colored glass, or powdered clear glass that has been mixed with pigments, is applied to a metal object and then fired until it melts. The result is a layer of pure pigment on a surface. In costume jewelry, this technique is used to create everything from a portrait on a Victorian locket to flower petals on a Trifari brooch to the wings on an Egyptian Revival scarab pin. One of the most...Continue Reading