Grisaille

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This Victorian dome brooch, 1 1/2 inches across, is topped with a cluster of rose cut diamonds within a pristine wreath of grisaille black and white foliate enamel. It is finished with a scroll leaf border in 14 karat gold.
Image courtesy of Lang Antiques
Grisaille is an enameling process that begins with a layer of black enamel. White enamel is used to apply the design and then details are scratched through to the black. Translated from the French it means "in the grey." Sometimes it is also a name for matte, grey or steel finish on a watch dial.
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