Manufacturing
enamel plates

The necessary form is cut out of a thin copper sheet, which is forged in a certain way.

Then, on both sides it is covered with milled transparent and white enamel.

The form of the plate has no restrictions and is due only to the imagination of the artist's jeweler.

Firing in the muffle
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Thus prepared plate is fired in a muffle furnace at a temperature of 800 ° C.

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It turns out a kind of “soil”, “canvas” for the artist’s writing.

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The finished plate is able to bring through many centuries the beauty and richness of enamel miniatures.

"Fire Letter"

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The surface of the plate in several stages is painted with colored enamels. Each stage of registration has its own professional name.

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The first registration is Malevka, where the main colors and elements of the picture are introduced.

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The second stage is a dash, here all small elements are crossed out and the picture is saturated with color.

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The third, the last is the shade, the final touches, background and shadows are applied to all elements of the picture.

After each stage of painting, firing follows, therefore enamel is also called "Fiery letter".

Thanks to multiple registration, enamel acquires its characteristic qualities: special transparency, radiance and sonority of colors, as if glowing from the inside.

Filigree setting

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From the 60s, enamel miniatures began to be made in combination with a scan, scan - this is lace from wire assembled by the patient hands of a master jeweler.

The start of work is preceded by the preparation of wire of various rolled products and sections

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Each element of the jewelry pattern is manually twisted and glued to paper, then the entire assembled pattern is sprinkled with silver powder - solder and soldered with a gas burner.

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Until today, craftsmen-jewelers create unique frames for icons, interior decorations, and service items at the factory.

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The skillful combination of enamel with a frame of openwork, voluminous filigree creates highly artistic products that make it possible to distinguish “Factory” Rostov Enamel “from others.

Cloisonne hot enamel

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Along with painted enamel, the factory uses cloisonne, which adorns and emphasizes the scan pattern, giving the product completeness and brightness.

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Experimenting with different types of enamels, artists have the opportunity to play with colors and volumes.

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Today, this ancient art continues to live on the Rostov land in factory products, being transformed under the influence of time and the requirements of fashion, but retaining the main thing - the soul of the master and the warmth of his hands.

 

Ag Silver

 Silver has unique properties: plasticity, so from one gram you can make a wire up to two kilometers long, strength, malleability, electrical and thermal conductivity (the highest electrical and thermal conductivity of all metals), the highest reflectivity. These properties led to the fact that in the 20th century it began to be widely used in various industries, but it appeared in jewelry much earlier.
Silver jewelry is over 6000 years old. Since then, silver has been considered a ritual metal. It has been compared to hope and wisdom due to its association with moonlight, often referred to as "silver tongues" oracles. This is where the well-known oriental proverb comes from, which compares silence with gold, and the word with silver. It was also considered a symbol of prosperity, because it was used as a metal for making jewelry (although to a lesser extent compared to gold). Silver was also used for the manufacture of items intended for votive offerings (for example, icons). In folk beliefs, silver was valued as a metal that protects against evil forces. Although silver has been associated with magic and the status of power, it has always been very versatile. The malleability of this metal allows craftsmen to create a variety of products: icons, dishes, earrings and rings, etc. For jewelers, this is the most accessible metal for experimentation, which, due to its versatility, can adapt to changing trends in jewelry fashion. Silver has a lot of fans, because. This metal is attractive for its brilliance and beauty.
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For more than 100 years the craftsmen of the Rostov Finift factory have been combining this noble metal with hot enamel, which is a very difficult art in itself. Each subsequent firing in a muffle furnace at 850 degrees can either reveal all the beauty and bright color of the enamel, or it can completely ruin the product. Making jewelry with hot enamel and enamel is a truly labor-intensive craft that holds hundreds of secrets.