Plique-à-jour, French for 'letting in daylight', is among the finest, and most intensive, enameling processes. In short, it is like miniature stained glass that allows gorgeous color patterns to be added to fine jewelry, and can take weeks or months to complete. The colors are rich and worthy of the gems they adorn, or even replace! This stunning life-like grasshopper, made in Italy, is beautifully detailed with such enameling. Its 18k yellow gold form is anatomically impressive down to even the underbelly! Small diamonds add glitter to the shoulders, enhancing the grasshopper's illuminated quality. The piece features both a pinback and a bale to be worn as a brooch or a pendant. The bale is easily hidden when worn as a brooch. The brooch measures 2 inches long, 1 inch wide, and about 1/2 inch in depth.