One of the major prize components of our Channel 7 We Love Museums Lottery is the lovely Kailis Jewellery pearl necklace. The Ascensus Aurora Green Necklace is set in 18ct white gold, with a 13mm Guilloché dome, complementing the natural radiance of an Australian South Sea pearl.
Kailis Jewellery gave us an education on the way this handmade craft is created which increased our appreciation of the lovely necklace even more!
A piece of the Enlightenment Collection
A celebration of the fine art of Guilloché and the finer details that make the modern woman. The combination of Guilloché, the world’s finest pearls, diamonds and gold creates a look that is as striking as it is elegant.
The Art of Guilloché
Guilloché is a rare, detailed and time consuming craft dating back to the 1700s when it was used to create beautiful objet d’art, watch cases, dressing table sets and later, Fabergé Eggs.
Some of the machinery used to create Guilloché in the Enlightenment Collection are 100 year old, exceptionally preserved antiques.
After the artisans have engine-turned the engraving onto the gold, each piece is hand painted with up to four layers of translucent enamel, fused to a glaze and finally polished for a perfect finish. The engraved patterned lines result in variations of applied enamel depths capturing light which is then reflected from the metal surface beneath, creating an illuminating and stunning effect.
The enlightenment collection represents an innovation; an enlightenment in the design of fine pearl jewellery. Combining the natural beauty of Australian South Sea pearls with the centuries old art of Guilloché, each piece complements the wearer through light, colour and movement.
The Enlightenment Collection features round, brilliant cut, white diamonds which radiate in perfect harmony with each carefully selected pearl. Every piece of jewellery in the collection features a secret black diamond – Kailis’ signature authentication of fine craftsmanship.
Kailis selects the most beautiful Australian South Sea pearls for each piece, and every pearl is naturally unique, reflecting the individuality of the wearer.
We are proud to include this exquisite piece of Kailis Jewellery in our Major Prize Package for the Channel 7 We Love Museums Lottery.