C. 1980. From our Estate collection, this boat pendant necklace depicts a ship out to sea using plique-a-jour enamel. French for "letting in daylight," plique-a-jour is a special glasslike enameling technique which allows light to shine through. The circular 18kt gold pendant suspends from a 14kt gold rope chain with a springring clasp. 14kt and 18kt yellow gold pendant necklace. Exclusive, one-of-a-kind Estate Jewelry.
DROP: A dangling or stationary detail which "drops" from a bale, strand or earring backing.
1 3/8 inches
Necklace Drop Width:
1 1/4 inches
14KT: Karat (abbreviated kt or K) is a unit that indicates the purity of gold in the metal. 14kt is 58.33% gold. In the United States, 14K yellow gold is most favored and used in jewelry.
18KT: Karat (abbreviated kt or K) is a unit that indicates the purity of gold in the metal. 18kt is 75% gold. In Europe, 18K yellow gold is most favored and used in jewelry.
POLISHED: A buffed-out finish used to produce a mirror-like shine.
ENAMEL: Enamel is a glass-like colored coating which is applied or "painted" over the surface of a piece of metal, ceramic or glass. Enamel is made from powdered glass or an epoxy resin material.
ROPE: Chain links that are twisted or looped together in a pattern that creates a look similar to that of a rope.
SPRINGRING CLASP: Invented in the early 1900s this diminutive device is highly effective. It's a hollow circular metal fastener with a spring opening. This keeps the clasp closed.