Masriera Dusk Fairy in amethyst and gold. You’ll love the internationally award-winningly famous plique-a-jour (stained glass-like) enamel. From the storied Masriera jewelers in Barcelona, Spain. Most known for the famous works of Luis Masriera during the Art Nouveau and Art Deco periods. Still made today from Luis’s original steel molds. Highly collectable, each piece is stamped with a certified identification number.
First, little jewels of amethyst highlight this fairy’s flight. The tops of her wings are kissed with tiny diamonds like little dew drops. Next her body and face are in perfect detail with craftsmanship that even looks good under HD photography. Meticulously worked in 18K yellow gold with a wash of 24K gold. Therefore, you see Masriera’s characteristically velvety soft golden glow complementing the gemstones and famous enamel work.
With two types of sensuous enamel work on this Fairy it really is beautiful. The most famous being the plique-a-jour exemplified on these wings. An artist mixes each color of glass enamel after painstakingly grinding it to a powder-like fineness. Colors are mixed much like a painter working on canvas. However, then the artist “paints” up to 13 separate layers of enamel! Plus, each layer has to be fired in a kiln! Consequently, you have a piece of jewelry that’s a one-of-a-kind masterpiece.