Ancient Enamelling

​The enamelling skill we adopt in Lin Yuan jewellery is the same as that used in the traditional cloisonné (JingTai Blue, Chinese enamel metalwork-based products), a world famous traditional Chinese craft variety known for its dazzling colours and exquisite patterns. JingTai is named after the Emperor (1450-1457) in Ming Dynasty when the production process and artistic achievements reached its peak. 

Just like on the traditional Chinese cloisonné, the enamel we use is a vitreous glaze that would be applied on the luxurious 18kt yellow gold and then fired afterwards to fuse with the gold. This traditional method ensures that the dazzling colours and shine on the jewellery is permanent and will not fade or fall over the time - That's why the antique Chinese cloisonné still look as colourful as when they were new! Jewellery that employs 'cold' enamelling process uses resin instead of glaze and doesn't go through the 'fire and fuse' process, their colours are more likely to fall off or fade in 2-3 years. 

Based on the culture and history of oriental colours, Lin developed some unique enamelled colours for her jewellery, ranging from the world renowned 'Chinese Ink Black' to 'China Indigo Blue', to the better-kept secret 'Ancient Royal Purple'. Each colour enjoys its own rich history and yet their modernity only strengthened throughout the time. These unique colours are hand-painted using the ancient enamelling skills on each piece by local expert, after they are exclusively hand-made using either UK certified fair trade or recycled 18kt yellow gold.