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Tbilisi: contemporary jewellery

Cloisonne set, by courtesy of Monte

Cloisonne pendant at Pokany

There’s gold in them there shops (but only 14k): again from Monte


Think jewellery in Tbilisi: think cloisonné. At least, that’s what you’ll be presented with on the tourist trail.  Still there’s nothing wrong with cloisonné, and contemporary Georgia does it very well.

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Museum of Georgia: Jewellery Collection – jet and cloisonné

Jet bracelet with ruby inlay

Astonishing to think that this solid jet bracelet dates back to somewhere between the 1st – 4th centuries AD. Georgians were creating cloisonné even then. However, at that time, cloisonné meant covering the entire surface of a gold item with flatly cut coloured gemstones. In this case, the stone is ruby.