This stunning Italian micromosaic necklace serves as an excellent reminder of forgotten craftsmanship. This piece in particular features a gorgeous colour palette, floral motif. Unlike many micromosaic pieces, this mosaic varies in volume, acting as a testament to the jewellers patience and skill.
The piece is stamped ‘800’, indicating a silver purity of 80%. This simple stamp was commonly used from 1872 after Italian unification, and it wasn’t until 1933 that the Italian government introduced required silver hallmarks.
Micromosaics are created by assembling strands of multi-coloured glass into a base to create an image and was most popular in Italy in the mid 19th century, although their creation goes back to the Renaissance of the 15th and 16th centuries.