Blue-white pique assiette (broken dishes) mosaic with antique African trade bead
1-1/2" x 1-1/8", 925 silver 18" chain
Oval mosaic necklace
Dichroic means two colors. Dichroic glass is made by putting a layer of gold or silver between two layers of glass. The color changes when viewed from different angles. This gives the jewelry a more dynamic, reflective quality. "Blue/green dichroic" identifies the two colors.
24K Italian gold smalti is made by putting a very thin sheet of gold on glass and covering it with a second piece of very thin clear glass. Gold smalti comes in a range of colors, including white gold, blue, pink, red and shades of gold. It comes in a variety of textures.
Unless otherwise noted, chains and pendants are zinc alloy.
SS is stainless steel
SO is silver overlay
All mini mosaics are sealed with a crystal resin.
Some pendants have a flat surface. Others have a 3D quality due to the variation in height of the mosaic pieces.