|After two decades of exploration
and experimentation, Falcher Fasager and Susan Demski perfected a highly refined,
multi-layered version of the ancient technique of cloisonné, creating magnificent
gem-like hues. The technique, in which the artists develop the enamel as a gem separate
from the gold, allows them to apply up to 10 layers of enamel. The result is not only
wonderfully subtle shadings, but also great saturation of color.
Cloisonné is an enameling technique using thin, flat wires to form a design. MAGICK cloisonné uses 24k gold wires, individually cut and meticulously bent with tweezers. The wires are fused to a fine silver disk that is engraved to reflect light. Using magnifiers, each "cell" (cloison in French) created by those wires is filled with different colors of enamel to create a shaded effect. The color is thus built up in many thin layers, each layer being fired in a kiln until it reaches its melting point and fuses to the previous layer. The resulting gem is cut, polished and set in gold.
Magicks contemporary yet classic pieces are offered in a 14k gold line as well as an exclusive 18k gold line, which are often designed with various gemstones and diamonds. Necklaces, pendants, earrings and other pieces express as much beauty and individuality as possible, exploring the limits of the wonderful materials and ancient technique of cloisonné.
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