24 May 2012
If you are after a wedding ring that has a delicate design in appearance, a Filigree ring might be the perfect option for you!
Filigree is a specialised handmade technique that has been used by jewellers for 1000's of years as a way to create delicate, ornate patterns out of metal wire. Today this technique is still very popular in India and through-out Asia. Traditionally the long strands of wire are twisted or plaited and then manipulated in a way to create patterns. Most common patterns are scrolls, swirls and floral designs. These patterns are either soldered into a frame of wire; for example in a ring application the Filigree will sit in the centre of the ring bordered by two outer rings or alternatively the filigree is soldered directly onto the metal surface. In appearance, Filigree looks quite similar to designs found in lace. Patterns can be extremely intricate in detail, requiring an astounding level of skill. One of the most well known uses of Filigree in wedding rings today is in Celtic designed rings.
At Larsen Jewellery our highly skilled jewellers can help you come up with your own Filigree inspired wedding band or engagement ring. Please feel free to call us today to schedule an obligation free design appointment.