• What is Micro Mosaic Jewelry | Tesserae
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    What is Micro Mosaic Jewelry | Tesserae

    (upbeat music) – This is Jill Maurer with Your Jewelry Minute, and today I’m answering the question, what is micromosaic? A mosaic is a piece of art that is made up of little pieces of hard fragments. They can be made from stone or tile or glass. Micromosaic is the same thing, just on a very small scale. They’re made up of little pieces, it could be glass or enamel, and these little pieces are called tesserae. And the GIA has said that there can be as many as 1,400 pieces per square inch in a micromosaic, so they can be very small and very fine. The overall effect can…