Enamel is a wondrous medium. It's hard to believe that the technique employs powdered glass over metal that is melted in a kiln.
Often successive firings are needed, sometimes again and again, to achieve the colors and subtleties of the art.
Makers such as Giuliano and Castellani revived this decorative method, often inspired by Renaissance jewelry. In the same vein, this entrancing brooch pendant rates as masterul.
Gradations of green translucent color dot the leaf shapes. Between are blush pink forms juxtaposed with double C elements in white and black dots (a common Renaissance style).
Even more amazing, there are pink dobs and blue ones that are set atop raised florets to resemble petite flowers. At the center rests a purple hued cabochon round garnet of 2.35 carats.
In 15k yellow gold, the reverse employs two fittings to thread a fine chain and a brooch fitting as well.