The most wonderful of all dragonfly pins, ours is made of solid 14kt yellow gold with enamel. The abdomen section of the dragonfly is set with lustrous pearls and the eyes are either a foiled cabochon paste or a foiled cabochon hessonite garnet. The wings are done in best quality Plique a Jour, a vitreous enamelling technique where the enamel is applied in cells, similar to cloisonné. However, there is no backing to the enamels, so light can shine through the enamels. It is in effect a miniature version of stained-glass and is considered very challenging technically: high time consumption (up to 4 months per item), with a high failure rate.
This piece is finest quality jewelry, beautiful & highly collectable. You can wear it as often as you like and you can display it with pride. In all original and very, very good condition. ca Belle Epoch Era. Stamped 14k. Maker's marks HW. 1 5/8"T X 1 3/4" wingspan. Free USA Shipping, Handling, Insurance