french plique-à-jour and 18k gold christmas charm


The Story

A gorgeous vintage medallion pendant, perfect for celebrating the most wonderful time year. Made in France from warm 18 karat yellow gold, a Christmas tree with lights, ornaments, candles, and a star are seen on both sides of the piece. Bright and beautiful red, green, blue, and white Plique-à-jour enamel is masterfully done throughout. It finishes with a roped design around the exterior. And, it's in amazing condition. 

Plique-à-jour, meaning letting in daylight in French, is an enameling technique done with no backing which allows light to shine through. It's extremely hard to make, but the final product resembles stained glass.

A gorgeous piece to love and treasure for years to come. 

How do you want to wear your new piece? Choose a 16” or 18” chain or just the charm itself.

  • Style Number: R1989
  • Vintage, circa mid 20th century
  • 18k yellow gold and enamel
  • Height with bale 1.60", height w/o bale 1.40", width 1.24", depth 2.43 mm
  • Marked "FRANCE 18K"
  • Very good vintage condition- slight wear consistent with age and use

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