Silver earrings, Filigree silver earrings, opal earrings. Sterling silver jewelry
Silver earrings, Filigree silver earrings, opal earrings. Sterling silver jewelry, Israeli vintage sterling silver Jewelry
- Opal filigree sterling silver earrings.
- About 2 cm long
- Dangle delicate earrings handmade in Israel.
- Online gifts from Israel
About Filigree - Filigrana
Filigree (formerly written filigrann or filigrane) is a jewel work of a delicate kind made with twisted threads usually of gold and silver or stitching of the same curvy motif.
It oftens suggests lace, and is most popular in French fashion decoration from 1660 to the present.
Filigree involves threads being soldered together to form an object and ajoure involves holes being punched, drilled, or cut through an existing piece of metal.
The word, which is usually derived from the Latin filum, thread, and granum, grain, is not found in Ducange, and is indeed of modern origin.
According to Prof. Skeat it is derived from the Spanish filigrana, from "filar", to spin, and grano, the grain or principal fibre of the material.