Taille d'Epargné

Main article: Enamels on jewelry
Matched Victorian Buckle Bracelets with Taille d'Epargné. Photo Courtesy of Lang Antiques

Taille d'epargné, sometimes referred to as black enamel tracery, translates from the French literally as "saving cut." It is a variation of champlevé whereby engraved lines forming a design are incised into the metal and are filled with opaque enamel- usually black - like basse taille enameling. This technique was often used to decorate bracelets, watch cases, chatelaines and mourning jewelry.