Shard Pendant with Lotus Bud- skirted with an ornamental silver base metal. Measures approx. 1 3/8" in diameter.
Shard jewelry finds its roots in the folk art known as Pique Assiette, French for “stolen from the plate.” The art form was first recognized in Africa where pottery vessels were used to mark the graves of their previous owners. Later, the Victorians placed broken china on jars and vases to make memory jugs. Today, broken china continues to be recycled into tabletops, picture frames and a variety of other items…all forms of Pique Assiette.