It's not a dumb question.
At best, the beads being shown are probably champlevé.
Meaning, the "coins" are stamped and enameled, and fused-together to make spherical beads.
Champlevé is routinely misidentified as "cloisonné" by many many people. Over the previous year I have written to uncounted numbers of sellers at eBay and Etsy to explain this issue, with their merchandise.
P.S.—It's a very nice piece. I'd like to believe it's authentic, and not a clever put-together object. But I'm not convinced it is.
To my unschooled eye - the beads look like new production and the composition new as well. Especially the the little circlets of seed beads - that feels like something a contemporary beader would add. Just my 2 cents.
The details, including the beadwork elements, are very authentic.
But everything appears pristine and new.
the metal soldering would have to take place before any enamelling because if it was already enamelled the heat would damage, remelt or crack it.