In jewellery, enamel refers to a hardened coating usually applied to the piece in order to add colour. Two main methods for this are the ancient ‘Vitreous Enamel’ and resin-based ‘Cold Enamel’.

For the vitreous enamelling technique, coloured glass is ground to a fine powder, applied onto metal and fired in a kiln at a high temperature, typically between 700°-900°C. At this temperature, the glass powder will melt and fuse with the metal.

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