The Art of Making
Micromosaic is one of the most ancient and elaborate techniques in jewelry manufacturing, which got almost lost. Sicis studied micro-mosaic jewels collections of the '700 and '800 preserved in the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg and in the Vatican Museums for over 25 years of historical research, leading to the establishment of an atelier for the study of micro-mosaic. Sicis mosaic masters create tiny rods of gold and Venetian enamel, obtained by melting 9 different base colours at 1,200 degrees, producing infinite combinations of colours and shades. It takes dozens of hours to complete the micromosaic in a jewel.