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 still commits to high-quality workmanship by combining the skillset from artisans, professional jewellers and master enamellers working in the state-of-the-art American-managed facility in Thailand.
The team oversees each piece of jewellery from design to enamelling, to the setting of the finest gemstones and diamonds. But the quality of life for the employees is equally important to Nicole Barr, and in their facility provide a comfortable and safe environment to create the most beautiful enamel jewellery on the market today.
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: