The iconoclastic period between 726 and 787 has contributed to the destruction of most pre-8th century examples, due to their iconographic nature. The "Champlevé" enamel technique was created after the "Cloisonné".
These days, the high quality and delicate design of the technique, earn its own stature, on the same level as the «Cloisonné». It requires the collaboration of two different craftsmen, the engraver and the enameller. The engraver creates three dimensional cavities and various motifs on a gold plate to allow the enameller to deposit the different enamels.