With infinite patience, Sicis mosaic masters create tiny rods of Venetian enamel by melting 9 different base colours at 1,200 degrees. With this ancient technique they can produce infinite combinations of colours and shades.
It takes the masters dozens of hours to complete a micromosaic jewel. They set one by one each micro tessera, made entirely by hand, following the designs with their naked eye and creating unique and unrepeatable works of art.
These mosaic pieces are artistically fitted together to create patterns and motifs, a minute handcrafted work from the Ravenna atelier. As a result, Sicis products are marked 100% Made in Italy.
To support the incredible work behind the micromosaic, Sicis has chosen precious metals and gemstones from all around the world to surround it.
Diamonds, sapphires, tanzanites and many other gems are carefully selected one by one to match and enrich the patterns and colours of the micromosaic.
The micromosaic technique
Sicis' level of mastery has reached such a high point that it was chosen by Victoria & Albert Museum to shoot a video documentary that illustrates the micromosaic technique.
In this short video, Sicis mosaic masters have reproduced a portion of a table from the Gilbert Collection.
The artwork is now displayed at Victoria & Albert to allow visitors to admire the subtle art of micromosaic.
Sicis precision and mastery in making micromosaic jewels have also been extended to the world of watchmaking.
By combining these qualities with flair and creativity, the jewel-watches collections are born, true masterpieces to wear on the wrist.
How a dial is made
The video shows the fascinating creation of a watch dial. Tessera after tessera Sicis mosaic masters are able to give life to intricate patterns, choosing carefully the right shades and the best shapes, to create something really unique and precious.