Filigree art is made by twisting or curling threads of silver or gold then soldered together to make a whole. Patterns of delicate artistry result from these techniques, once mastered by all silversmiths as part of their training. Nowadays, filigree is a specific branch of jewelry mastered by only a few. Novica has put together a unique collection of filigree earrings to reflect cultural interpretations of this unique art form.
In many parts of Asia and Indonesia, filigree patterns have been preserved throughout time. They are very similar to those developed by the Greek, and themes revolve around the regions' floral exuberance, which can be admired in their silver filigree flower earrings.
In Spain, the Moors mastered the art, and from there it was introduced to the Spanish colonies, where it flourished. Catacos in Peru is renowned worldwide for its filigree art. Gold and filigree rings, earrings, and pendant necklaces are a treasure to behold.
The filigree chandelier earrings from Oaxaca have been admired for generations. They are part of the Tehuana's costume, renowned for her extraordinary beauty and grace.