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What's Old is New Again

There is nothing new about the creation of filigree jewelry; this technique has actually been around since the Etruscan period which dates back to the 6th century BC. Like many fashion trends that come and go on what seems like a whim, we are not sure why we suddenly have a passion for all things filigree. Lately, this delicate dance of metalwork seems to be catching our eye.

There is nothing new about the creation of filigree jewelry; this technique has actually been around since the Etruscan period which dates back to the 6th century BC. Like many fashion trends that come and go on what seems like a whim, we are not sure why we suddenly have a passion for all things filigree. Lately, this delicate dance of metalwork seems to be catching our eye. 

 

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Francesca Bonato and Jacopo Janniello Ravagnan, the chic duo behind Hacienda Montaecristo, recently created a line of filigree jewels using age-old techniques crafted by local artisans in Mexico. These delicate gold washed silver creations feel like a mash up of Frida Kahlo meets Dolce & Gabbana style, resulting in the perfect gypsy look to show off this holiday season. India has also had a tradition of using filigree metalwork to create over-the-top jewels for the maharajas, while the artisans of Anatolia have been crafting metal into sinuous styles for the rich and fashionable for centuries. 

 

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Recently, in Istanbul?s famed Grand Bazaar, I came across delightful filigree earrings and softly woven silver bracelets that, when worn in multiples, create a rich baroque vibe that will not break the bank. Regardless of where you are around the globe, rock filigree jewels at this season's most fashionable parties!

 

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