Delicate Filigree Israeli silver earrings. Sterling silver jewelry
Sterling silver earrings, Delicate Filigree israeli silver earrings. Sterling silver jewelry
Dangle delicate earrings handmade 925 silver ethnic filigree earrings. Sterling silver open petal flower pear shape drop traditional Yemenite filigree earrings with gold plated balls.
This item is available with Amethyst, Cornelian, Garnet, Onyx or Turquoise.
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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 often 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.
Though filigree has become a special branch of jewel work in modern times, it was anciently part of the ordinary work of the jeweler.