Jewel of the day: Cynthia Toops Boy and Bird Pin

Micromosaics showing monuments and places of antiquity used to be a common souvenir in the Victorian era. Made with tiny tiles, known as tesserae, micromosaic is not something you see these days. Which makes this brooch by Cynthia Toops quite sweet. She used polymer clay for her tesserae, and they are set in a sterling silver frame. I love that, instead of a grand building, she chose a prosaic scene of a boy and a bird. Her work is really exquisite and worth a look see.

This sells for USD$450.

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