Silver Israeli filigree necklace turquoise arabesque
Filigree arabesque necklace
Sterling silver necklace.
Set with opals There are matching earrings.
Handmade & combining small filigree-work crescent links with silver links set with semi-precious stones.
Different stones are available by order.
Made in 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 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.