In 1982, a small jewellery company commits itself to creating ambitious and vibrant jewellery. 35 years later, they are renowned in American and Europe for their extraordinary enamel pieces and beautiful insect designs.
Nicole Barr is committed to high-quality craftsmanship by combining the skillset from artisans, professional jewellers and master enamellers working in a state-of-the-art jewellery facility in Thailand.
The team oversees each piece of jewellery from design, enamelling, to the setting of the finest gemstones and diamonds.
In the tradition of artists like Fabergé and Lalique. Nicole Barr’s master enamellers only use true vitreous enamel (hard fired glass) which is painstakingly applied by hand to 18K gold and silver, complemented with diamonds and gemstones.
To successfully achieve this task, the master enamellers must use a difficult technique called plique-á-jour, where the enamel is suspended between delicate wires of silver or gold without a backing, allowing the light to shine through.
Watch their video via the link below on how the process works: