Cobra Ring with Green Enamel
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Plique-á-jour translucent enamel windows
18K Italian Yellow Gold
The Los Angeles–based designer Andy Lifschutz began his foray into plique-à-jour in 2019. At the Las Vegas jewelry shows in late August, he showcased a number of beguiling pieces—the latest chapter of his 2-year-old Speed of Color collection—featuring the stained glass–like cells of plique-à-jour, which he initially regarded as too delicate for anything but the most formal occasions.
“Plique-à-jour was, to me, hands off, you can’t touch this, or you can only use it on a really special occasion,” says Lifschutz, whose collection, Andy Lif Jewelry, is manufactured in Los Angeles. “In every other enamel technique, there’s a solid backing for the molten glass to rest upon when it is fired into the kiln or, if it’s cold enamel, when it’s painted on. With plique-à-jour, there’s no backing. You’ve got a minute window of time before you have to pull that piece from the kiln.”
Each piece of ANDY LIF Jewelry is custom made. If the piece you desire is out of stock we can make a new one for you in 6 weeks. We do like to try and accommodate special occasions; so if you have one please do reach out. All in stock items will ship express within 2-3 business days of your order.