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What Is Enamel?

The word enamel originates from Latin meaning “glass”.  Enamel is believed to originate in the 13th Century in Cypress. The earliest Chinese enamel artifacts were from the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368) with the technique introduced from the west.  Enamel in jewelry is a technique where powdered glass is fused into a metal substrate under a high temperature (between 750°C - 850 °C), which hardens to a beautiful, smooth, durable vitreous coating. 

Our Sakura brooches are individually hand painted in enamel by our artisans, available in a beautiful array of colors.