Filigree – a unique art
Those who are aware of the art form, the mention of silver filigree jewellery would, at once, remind of delicate and intricate designs created with silver wires. Filigree is a centuries-old art of crafting metal jewellery – specifically silver and gold. Although dating back hundreds of years, it is a versatile art that has blended well with modern and contemporary creations.
The name ‘filigree’ originates from the word ‘filum’, which means thread. The Italian word, ‘filigrana’ meaning thread and grain sums up the essence of this art form. To keep it simple, filigree as a basic idea is wire or fine metal threads that are put together to create patterns. At times semi-precious stones are set into these patterns.