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Jewelry348 of 693Beauty in ruïnsBelle Epoque 15ct Gold Seed Pearl Necklace with detachable Brooch c1910
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    Posted 9 years ago

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    My first micro mosaic.

    Cant wait to buy some more, I love the intricate careful design on these amazing pieces of art work!

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    1. TamaraB TamaraB, 9 years ago
      Great color!
    2. Tillymint Tillymint, 9 years ago
      They are also known as pietra dura pieces -
      "Pietra dura (Italian), literally, hard stone. The term (although a singular form) refers to the various hardstones (e.g. chalcedony, agate, jasper, lapis lazuli) used in flat slices in the type of mosaic produced in the Florence during the Renaissance and continuing until today, and is sometimes applied to an example of the work.

      It is used sometimes in small articles of jewelry, e.g. brooches, pendants, and finger rings. Occasionally the stones are cut and shaped in the form of various fruits and then assembled into a varicoloured group; such work was done in Florence and also in Russia.

      From: An Illustrated Dictionary of Jewelry, autor: Harold Newman, publishers: Thames and Hudson

      Love it!

    3. Agram.m Agram.m, 9 years ago
      I love micro mosaic and I'm proud of my little collection you can see on this site.
      Especially the old micro mosaic (the middle of the 19th century) pieces are so beautyful with very tiny tessaeres which much have costs hours and hours of working time! We share that love, succes in collecting !

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