Art Nouveau style 14ct gold necklace set with a central oval peridot with a plique-a-jour surround and terminating in a pear cut peridot drop. Measuring 15mm x 24mm with an attached 17″ curb chain. Gross weight 4.3g.
Plique-à-jour is a vitreous enamelling technique where the enamel is applied in cells, similar to cloisonné, but with no backing in the final product, so light can shine through the transparent or translucent enamel. It is in effect a miniature version of stained-glass and is considered very challenging technically.