Friday, April 3, 2009

Cloisonné Egg Pendant Earrings

Nothing says Easter like Easter eggs, and here is a set that will last long beyond the holiday: cloisonné egg pendant earrings. I've always liked cloisonné jewelry, because such intricate detail is possible. According to Wikipedia, cloisonné is an ancient metalworking technique that was originally developed in the Near East, spreading to the Byzantine Empire and along the "silk road" to China. I once saw an amazing miniature portrait of the Sydney Opera House in cloisonné, and so wished I could afford it.

Fortunately, not all cloisonné is prohibitively expensive. And if your intended recipient does not have pierced ears, a single egg is available as a pendant charm for $13.00.

What: Cloisonné Egg Pendant Earrings
Where: Gallery Byzantium website
How much (as of today's post): $36.00 (plus shipping)

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