What is Cloisonné?

What is Cloisonné Jewelry?

     The word Cloisonné originates from the French cloison, meaning cell, and refers to the process of arranging many fine silver cells on the surface of each jewelry piece which are filled with colored enamel. The enamel is finely ground glass mixed with water to form a mixture that is hand applied with delicate paint brushes. Each piece is fired in a kiln at 1400 degrees over many layers to create the depth and brilliance you see in each Darci Shea Studios piece. These pieces are set in sterling silver and gold and may be garnished with precious stones.