Cloisonné Pin is 1” x 1” with a classic butterfly clasp.
Pronounced; "Cloy zuh NAY" or "clwah zuh NAY"
Cloisonné, is from the French "cloison" meaning "compartment" or "partition."
This technique involves laying out a design on a metal base with thin gold, copper, or silver wire. Then the cloisons or "partitions" of the design are carefully hand filled using fine brushes or droppers with finely powdered colored glass which, when fired at around 1700 degrees fahrenheit, bonds the glass to the metal with a jewel-like quality.
Cloisonné first developed in the jewelry of the ancient Near East, typically in very small pieces such as rings, and in the jewelry of Ancient Egypt, including the jewels of the Pharaohs. The most elaborate and highly-valued Chinese cloisonné pieces are from the early Ming Dynasty.