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Hi! A while ago I made these Floppy Disks Cloisonne (Genuine Hard Enamel) Pins (For those that don't know what Cloisonne means, keep reading and you'll find the explanation)


I still have some of them, so if you are interested please don't hesitate in PM me. If you prefer to use a regular checkout and keep track of your purchase, you can always buy a pin at my website http://www.wolzky.com


p.s. I know you can find cheaper enamel pins, the thing is that there are only 2 cloisonne factories left in the world and the process is expensive and time consuming and the minimum order quantities are huge. Real Cloisonne is considered as jewelry and will last a really long time. Thank you for your attention and understanding.



SPECIFICATIONS


Material: Genuine Cloisonné (Genuine Hard Enamel)

Finish: Nickel

Dimensions: 1" x 1" (2.54cm x 2.54cm)

Thickness: 0.08" (2mm)

• Features a back metallic butterfly clutch

• Designed in New York City, USA

Price: $9.49


SHIPPING


Shipping Cost: $3.50

• I can only ship within the USA. Unfortunately I cannot control Foreign Postal Services and shipping using private couriers is really expensive. My deepest apologies.


What is Cloisonné?


Cloisonné is the ancient Chinese technique, developed over thousand years ago, of creating designs on a metal surface with colored-glass paste placed within enclosures made of copper or bronze wires, which have been bent or hammered into the desired pattern.


The enamel, colored with metallic oxide, is used to paint the contained areas or partitions of the design, known as cloisons (French for “partitions”). The pin is then kiln-fired at 800°C. Enamels commonly shrink after firing, so the process is repeated several times to fill in the designs and ensure that the colors will not bleed.


Once this process is complete, the surface of the pin is hand-polished and plated until the edges of the cloisons are visible.


It is said that Cloisonné can be preserved for 100 years without fading because it's mineral origin.



If you have any questions, please don't hesitate in PM me. Thanks for your attention and support!



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So I was asked about how to spot a genuine Cloisonné and imitation Cloisonné.

 

It's really easy actually, if you look at the profile of the item and you can see that it's curved, that's a real Cloisonné. On the other hand, if is totally straight that's imitation cloisonne (imitation hard enamel) or soft Enamel.

 

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