Glimmering Filigree Jewelry Designs for Weddings Gifts

by WriterArtist

Filigree jewelry designs are hard to overlook, they have an edge when it comes to miniscule details and sophistication.

Dismissing jewellery artwork as mere trivial and pompousness of women may not go well with jewelry artisans. Designing ornaments is analogous to any artwork and delivering finesse with precious gemstones, gold and diamonds requires dedication and expertise. Like any other artists, the goldsmith treats gold and silver with his technological prowess to bring out a masterpiece that is unique and rare.

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Filigree Artwork Evidence


Meticulous, feather weight and feminine, the filigree artwork is as beautiful and sensuous as the woman who admires and wears it. Used as an adornment by the regal and elite classes of society, it was popular in the world of jewelry for thousands of years. Its ancient vestiges can be found in South America and even in Indus valley civilization. The traces of technique goes back to Greek and Romans, there are evidences in the jewelry of Etruscans where they employed filigree techniques for producing finest designs.

Marquise Halo Solitaire with Milgraining and Filigree Design set with Diamonds

Marquise Halo Solitaire with Milgraining and Filigree Design set wi...

Filigree Artwork and Craftsmanship

Filigree artwork belongs to a special branch of jewelry recognized now as an ancient craftsmanship which was an essential and rudimentary part of a goldsmith now of a contemporary jewelry designer. Soldering noble metals and its alloys is a science in itself. The malleable, ductile nature of a mineral and stone has to be studied carefully and practiced till it attains the perfection. It is just like mastering the chiseling and carving of rosewood and teak to create a fine blend of furnishing artwork that produces the most gorgeous and beautiful decor element.

14k Yellow Gold Vintage Filigree Millgrained Anniversary Band set with Black And White CZ

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Traces of Filigree Ornaments


The ancient traces of filigree techniques were found in Peru at around 1200 BC. The mysterious and rich Nazca culture in Peru used this method of crafting delicate patterns. The ancient cultures belonging to Ecuador made extremely subtle ornaments with silver, nickel and brass. The most flabbergasting examples are from pre Columbian period that prospered on the island of La Tolita in northern Ecuador where skilled artisans crafted earrings and finger rings of amazingly small sizes. They were of miniature size around 2 cms with delicate and minute details carved without the availability of modern techniques and machines.

Subtle, luminous, antique - there is absolutely no wonder why metal filigree patterns form a jeweler’s treasure and a bridal’s dream. Beautiful pendants coming in filigree designs are butterfly, dragonfly and starfish embedded and studded with diamonds and pearls. You will love the copper-red shades, brilliant yellow shining luster and black shade of magnificent jewellery patterns.

Do you think filigree jewelry set can make stunning gift set for wedding?

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Demystifying Filigree Jewelry Making


The process of making simple filigree jewelry pendants to complicated necklaces involves the knowledge of metal components. Frail and fragile, luminous metal threads form a jeweler’s treasure. Utilizing the antique element of brass and copper, mixing it to silver and gold to produce the robust form of shimmering metal that can be kneaded and beaded is impressive enough, but more striking is the final product that comes out in utter stylish and sophisticated design.

The Filigree techniques are simple and yet complex and subtle, the varieties in shimmering gold and silver are stunning, the designs come in contemporary forms and they are affordable. Necklaces with diamond shaped filigree components, sparkling pearls, and whimsical earrings with gemstones all pieces are gorgeous and classic. The designs are a feast to eyes with popping colours of rubies and aquamarine.

Updated: 12/03/2014, WriterArtist
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WriterArtist on 07/08/2015

@ologsinquito - Yes, designing jewelry is another form of art.

WriterArtist on 07/08/2015

@DerdriuMarriner - I love exotic and intricate design patterns in jewellery. Appreciate that you liked the selections.

WriterArtist on 07/08/2015

@Always-Writing - I agree that even though the filigree designs look delicate, they are lasting. In fact, they are quite robust.

ologsinquito on 12/05/2014

I haven't heard of this term, but I know jewelry is just another medium for an artist.

DerdriuMarriner on 12/04/2014

WriterArtist, Since childhood I have appreciated filigree jewelry.
Your selections are all gorgeous, especially the teardrop earrings.
I enjoyed watching the making of the filigree ring in the video: quite interesting!
Filigree jewelry exquisitely testifies to amazing attributes of the jewelry designer and maker, including superlative creativity, patience, and stamina.

Always-Writing on 12/03/2014

We have used filigree jewelry a lot in our fine jewelry store. The ring that is on my right hand at the moment, is a filigree ring. One great thing about filigree, is that if it is done properly, it is quite durable. Almost always, filigree designs are lovely.

WriterArtist on 12/03/2014

@ Nelda_Hoxie - I wish I could have bought some of these stunning designs for my wedding. Now that I am past that time, I can still stop and admire these classic jewelry.

Nelda_Hoxie on 12/03/2014

I have not heard of the term. These pieces are very beautiful.

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