Filigree Jewelry, Indian Filigree Jewellery, Filigree Jewelry Designs

Filigree work is done on silver and involves lots of technicality, precision with huge amount of patience and an eye for minute details. Historically, filigree work was quite popular in countries like Italy, Egypt, and Spain. Indian also has a history of filigree work which goes back to early centuries. Indian filigree work is very popular and this work with its unique aesthetics is mainly seen in jewelries. It is immensely inspired by Greek filigree work, and the Indian artisans have still kept the same style and old charm. Filigree jewelry is mainly popular in the states of Orissa and Andhra Pradesh.
Silver Filigree Jewelry
The Filigree Process
First pure silver is made into very thin wires.  This is done by passing it through a wire drawing machine or by hammering. After this, the two thinnest wires are heated. They are then put inside a rotating wheel machine, known as "Charkha", where they are flattened again to make it as a single wire. This wire is bent in different ways, to give it many different forms and shapes.

Filigree Handicrafts
Besides jewelry, filigree is also used for making decorative pieces like bowls, spoons, boxes, trays, vases with flowers, purses, plates, showpieces, tumblers, etc. Candle stands, ash-trays and incense containers, are also adorned with filigree work.

Filigree Jewelry Designs
In Orissa figures of animals, birds and flowers and Konark Chakra are the favorite mementos that are depicted on jewelry. Filigree is a variety of traditional jewellery that is made from sliver or gold thin strands which are twisted into different forms, designs and shapes to make into gracefully original jewellery pieces. Making of this jewellery has been delicate, but they provide fancy ornamentation for royalty. Filigree jewellery looks classic and royal. It is very special due to its variety in designs.
Filigree Jewellery
Filigree Ring
Filigree Earrings
Filigree Bracelet

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