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Pique jewelry definition: A decorative technique in which gold or silver or sometimes other materials such as pearl, are inserted into the shield of mostly a hawksbill turtle to form a pattern of horn. Emerged In Italy in (mid 1600s) and France and was developed initially applied to boxes and other small objects. The technique spread on jewelry from the early 19th century and flourished in the period from 1850 t0 1880. Primarily developed English Manufacturer mass production methods. There are two types of piqué: 1.Piqué point are driven into the base material to make the tiny metal pins or wires around the pattern. 2.Piqué pose in which metal flakes, strips or filaments fill form engraved design

Tortoise Shell Hexagonal Pique Brooch  - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Tortoise Elaborated Domed Piqué  Brooch and Locket  - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Tortoise Shell Piqué brooch inlaid with gold and silver  - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Two Horn/Bone Pique Pendants - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Tortoise Shell Pique SET; earrings and pendant - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Rare Piqué photo locket/medaillon  - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Piqué juwelry with gold and silver inlaid figures in turtle - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry