18 kt yellow gold micro mosaic necklace clasp.
Original 18 kt yellow gold micro mosaic necklace clasp from the Victorian period. Depicting a butterfly (symbol of strength) on a branch-quite rare as most micro mosaic´s were architectural. Available.
Fine micro mosaics were first seen back in the latter half of the 1700´s. They were first introduced in St. Peter´s Basilica, Rome. Used as a permanent alternative replacement to the perishing paintings that was decaying in the humid climate at that time. They consist of many (sometimes 4000 per square inch) pieces of colored glass like material. They were similar to pixels we see today in digital images. This page you are viewing is 72 pixels per inch.