The art of Persian enamel (mina kari) has been around for about 3000 years. These crosses are painted with tiny details on a copper base then fired to set the colors. They are about 1" tall, with little birds, flowers or scenes in the center. The crosses would be striking if used with beading to make a necklace.
The copper base for these pieces is painted with a powdered glass that is fired and fused to the base. The powder melts and flows, then hardens to a smooth and durable vitreous coating. The enamel is smooth, hard, chemically resistant, and has bright, long lasting colors.
These Mina Kari pieces are new old stock from a closed store