What is enamel jewellery?

The theme of summer 2021 has been bold colours and it seems to be a trend that will carry on throughout the autumn and winter season. Bold colours are the perfect solution to the grey British weather and we cannot  wait to see people embracing it. 

Celebrities such as Dua Lipa and Jody Comer have been spotted sporting beautiful enamel jewellery - but what is enamel jewellery? Read on to discover why you should invest in it and how to maintain your favourite pieces. 

What is enamel jewellery?

Enamel has been used to create jewellery for centuries and is known by several names, including porcelain enamel, painted glass, and vitreous enamel. Dating back to the Persian empire, it’s one of the oldest techniques of decorating the surface of jewellery pieces. Over the years, its ability to lend itself to a variety of designs and colours has meant it has continued to be popular among designers and jewellery enthusiasts.

Due to the skill required for creating enamel jewellery, it is both highly sought after and highly valued. While generally, it is not the most expensive jewellery on the market, antique pieces have been known to have a bigger price tag.

Additionally, when luxury brands such as Cartier frequently use enamel in their products, it can also add tremendous value to enamel jewellery pieces. 


There are many benefits to enamel jewellery:

  • It’s fashionable and modern
  • The jewellery can adds colour to neutral outfits
  • Most pieces are affordable and available
  • There’s a wide range of designs, colours, and styles
  • Vintage pieces are a collectable


How to clean enamel jewellery

Cleaning enamel jewellery is relatively simple compared to other jewellery materials. 

You will need warm water and a mild liquid soap to soak the enamel jewellery and then use a soft cloth or brush to remove any dirt on the piece. Rinse the piece thoroughly, taking care not to leave any soapy residue on the jewellery. Dry with a lint-free cloth and store it with care.

Enamel jewellery is durable and will not wear too easily which means maintaining it will be easy. However, if you do want to get your jewellery professionally cleaned, are unsure how to do it yourself, or need to get it repaired, please feel free to contact us today on 01843 223808 (Margate) or 01843 584488 (Ramsgate). 

In conclusion

Enamel jewellery is a great way to add colour and style to your outfit. Its lower price tag compared to other, more classic types of jewellery, means that you can build up a stunning collection of pieces. 

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