Lobster Earrings

Lobster Earrings

$195.00

Vitreous enameled red lobster earrings by Nicole Barr. 1″ long. Rhodium Plated to be hypo-allergenic, tarnish free and for easy care. One Year Warranty.

 

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Lobster Earrings

Vitreous enameled red lobster earrings by Nicole Barr.  1″ long. Rhodium Plated to be hypo-allergenic, tarnish free and for easy care. One Year Warranty.

Nicole Barr uses true vitreous enamel (hard fired glass) which is painstakingly applied by hand to 18 K gold and sterling silver – complemented with the finest diamonds, pearls and gemstones.  True vitreous enamel as used in each jewelry piece is the beautiful fusion of fired glass with sterling silver, resulting in a lustrous color that will never change. This technique was made famous in the 1900’s by jewelers like Lalique, Faberge and Tiffany.  Each design is hand made to order in Raleigh, NC.  All enamel jewelry must be handled with care, like a fine glass sculpture.   Although it is durable like glass, it will also crack like glass if abused.

In this artform, liquid glass is fused to metal at temperatures of up to 1500 F.  Our enamel colors come from blends of rare metals like gold, cobalt and manganese, with each color requiring a different firing temperature.  Designs with several colors require multiple firings to create lustrous color that never fades.