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Filigree Jewelry
The FILIGREE process can be labor intensive, beautiful, and often made of of several elements. One is the border wire, a single sometimes flattened wire used as a frame to contain other wire designs. There is a coiled matt, a twisted and then flattened group of wires used within the frame to make an element or as a base for other elements. Another is the twisted two-wire wrap, with wires wound around each other and used to make filler designs such as the paisley shaped parts used alone or as parts of flowers, for instance. A "filled rosetta" is a flower shaped, sometimes cupped, filled element that can be fastened to a base. And occasionally there is a form of granulated work used along with filigree, where fine beads are applied to a surface to create a pattern. The filigree technique was done in karat gold, sterling and lower grade silver, and every form of jewelry as well as small objects. Thought to have originally been used by the Egyptians, it has crossed the centuries and has now been made in many countries.
 

 

 CAMEOS brooches are such classic beauties. This one has tiny pink enameled butterflies on the corners of the 14k white gold filigree frame with a diamond necklace and roses in her hair, circa 1900.  View   #U14728 

    CAMEO 14k cameo brooch in enameled butterfly filigree setting, circa 1900, 1-7/8".   View   View  #U23999 

   CAMEO brooch in 14k white gold filigree setting with aqua enameled butterflies and a diamond necklace, circa 1900.  View   #UAC

 

FILIGREE silver tone filigree hinged domed bangle with pastel green faceted unfoiled center stone and clear rhinestone accents, circa 1930, 5-3/4" by 3/4".   View   View   #Q32174 FILIGREE silver tone bangle with red, white, green and yellow enamel daisies and a large center emerald green rhinestone, 6-2/3" inside and 5/8" wide.  View   View   #Q29830 FILIGREE silver tone with molded green stones hinged bangle bracelet with safety chain, circa 1930, 7" by 1/2".   View   View   #Q29831

 

      J.J. WHITE (W in a triangle mark) filigree gold and silver colored bangle with pale yellow unfoiled rhinestone center, patent #1,933,576 circa 1933, 7" by 5/8". E. L Weed was a designer for designer J.J. White, and their mark is a "W" in a triangle   #Q26750 JJ WHITE
158 Pine St., Providence, RI
E. L Weed, designer, Mark is a "W" in a triangle circa 1930s, often seen on filigree bangles
Source: 1931 Keystone, page 515
  FILIGREE bangle with aqua rhinestone, clear rhinestone accents, 7" by 1/2" wide by 7/8" at front. Bracelets similar to this can be seen in the 1930 ST&W Catalogue.   View   #Q28020

 

    J.J. WHITE (designer E.L. Weed, W in triangle mark) filigree buckle motif bangle with aqua unfoiled rhinestone, patn #1933576, circa 1933, 7" by 1/2".   View   #Q27347

     J.J. WHITE (designer E.L. Weed, W in triangle mark) filigree silver- and gold-tone bangle with unfoiled brilliant lavender rhinestone in buckle motif, fastens under the front, 7" by 1/2".    #Q28760

   J.J. WHITE Deco silver and gold colored filigree, black , 7-1/3" by 5/8".  E. L Weed was a designer for designer J.J. White, and their mark is a "W" in a triangle.   View   #Q28029

 

FILIGREE white and yellow gold tone filigree bracelet with green unfoiled rhinestone, side hinge, circa 1930, 6-5/8" by 5/8".   View   View   View   #Q32555 J.J. WHITE filigree bangle with pink unfoiled rhinestone, front hinge and clasp, circa 1930, 7" by 5/8".   View   View   View   #Q32556  J.J. WHITE filigree bracelet with purple unfoiled rhinestone, side hinge, circa 1930, 7" by 1" wide at front and 1/2" wide at back.   View   View   View   View   #Q32557

 

J.J. WHITE white and yellow gold tone filigree bracelet with lavender unfoiled rhinestone center, front hinge and clasp, circa 1933, pat 1933576 by E. L. Weed, 6-5/8" by 1/2".   View   View   View   View  #Q32553 J. J. WHITE white and yellow gold tone filigree and mesh band bracelet with pink unfoiled rhinestone center, front hinge and clasp, circa 1930, pat 1933576 by E. L. Weed, 6-5/8" by 5/8".   View   View   View   View   #Q32554 ROMAR filigree hinged bangle with blue unfoiled rhinestone center, side hinged, safety chain, circa 1930.   View   View   View   View   #Q32552

 

J. J. WHITE silver tone filigree buckle bracelet with clear rhinestones, 7-1/4" by 1/2".  View   View   #Q32597 J.J.WHITE silver- and gold-tone filigree bangle with lavender unfoiled rhinestone, circa 1930, pat 1933576 by E. L. Weed, 7" by 1/2".   View   View   View   View    #Q32560   FILIGREE silver tone bracelet with two purple and one pale yellow rhinestone, marked "JHB" inside, 7" by 1/2".   View   View   #Q28561

 

   SAMSON gold tone hinged bangle with pink rhinestone center, includes original tag.  View   #X16492    GOLD TONE filigree and enamel hinged bangle with center rhinestone surrounded by faux seed pearls, 7" by 3/4" wide.   View   View  #Y22704      FILIGREE hinged bangle bracelet with emerald-green ribbed glass domed center stone and marcasite accents.  View  #Q16259

 

    FILIGREE silver tone filigree bar pin with clear rhinestones, 1-3/4" by 5/8".   View   #Q26602  

    FILIGREE silver tone heavily filigreed hinged bangle with melon molded cranberry center stone, clear rhinestones, 7" by 5/8" by 1/3".   View    View   #Q25401 

 FILIGREE silver tone bar pin with blue rhinestones, 1-3/4" by 3/4".   View   #Q26603

 

    FILIGREE silver tone filigree 1-1/2" pendant with lavender rhinestone on 24" chain .   View   #Q24437      FILIGREE silver tone filigree hinged bangle with deep aqua center rhinestone and black and yellow enameling, circa 1925, 7-1/4" by 5/8". See Romero's "Warman's Jewelry, Ed. 3" page 144.   View   #Q24438      FILIGREE silver tone and pink rhinestone 1-1/2" pendant on a 16" chain.   #Q24439

 

    FILIGREE silver tone 1-1/4" lavender rhinestone pendant on 16" chain.  View   #Q23955

FILIGREE pendants with pastel accents.

  FILIGREE silver tone 1-1/3" pendant with citrine-colored rhinestone on16" chain.  View   #Q23740     

 

 FILIGREE gold and silver tone filigree 1-1/2" pendant on 16" chain with screw backed 1-1/4" earrings with pink rhinestones.  #Q25295

 FILIGREE silver filigree, blue molded glass and clear rhinestones necklace, marked "patn 1257158", 2-1/2" pendant on 16" necklace.  View   #Q26356 

   GOLD TONE filigree and topaz colored rhinestone 16" necklace with 1-1/4" front drop.  View   #Q26232 


 

   
  FILIGREE yellow rhinestone set in silver tone filigree pendant with an unfoiled yellow center rhinestone, circa 1930. This has a 17" chain with a 1-1/4" by 1-1/8" pendant.  View   View  #Q39480  

 

STERLING silver filigree square links necklace with straight dangles and a filigree flower and bead center, 16" by 1-1/4", very dainty and in excellent condition. The advertisement showing this same necklace is from the 1931 Daniel Low Catalog and it says it was made in "the mountains of Italy".   View   View   View   #N39372

  

FILIGREE long single strand necklace of alternating sterling silver filigree balls and exotic seed round beads, 25-3/4" length with 5/8" beads. The seller said this is English circa 1905 and it has an illegible hallmark inside the hand made s-shaped catch hook. A warning though, the edges of the filigree balls are easy to catch on an open weave fabric, like a sweater.  View    View   #Q38758 STERLING necklace with silver filigree on a solid backing and three red glass cabochons the color of garnets, each in a rub-over setting, 15-1/2" by 5/8". Each link is intricately decorated with filigree, scrolls and beads. It has a bit of an Austro-Hungarian look about it, but the marks on the back of each link are difficult to read. I think they say just "sterling".   View   View   View   View   #N39374

 

CHINA sterling gilt filigree bracelet with a carved green jade center and pink tourmaline side stones, with it's safety chain, marked on the back "Silver China", circa 1930. The wearable size is 7-1/4", 1-1/4" wide at the front and 5/8" wide at the back. The "Silver China" mark in Chinese jewelry usually denotes 900/1000 silver or better. The front round element is not damaged, it is the lens of my camera that is reflected in it. The workmanship on this lovely Chinese export bracelet is just amazing, what a treasure to wear or collect, and it is in excellent condition.  View   View   #Q37633 CHINESE gilt sterling filigree parure with rose quartz cabochons, blue, green and pastel blue enameling set in gilt sterling, circa 1930s. There is a repeating design of flowers and leaves in soft colors of enamel, and a pink quartz cabochon centers each element. This is a clean elegant set without a single flaw. The necklace is 16-1/2" with each cab link 1-1/4" by 1"; the hinged bracelet is 7-1/3" by 1" wide; and the pin is 1-1/3" by 1". This is a very special Chinese export set in excellent condition, wonderful to wear and collect.  View   View   View   View   View   View   View   #Q37917 CHINESE gold washed silver filigree bracelet with lovely agate cabochons, 6-3/4" by 7/8". Circa 1930s, this is in excellent condition with lovely and intricate workmanship. View View View #Y32250

NOTE:  Asian filigree tends to be more densely packed that other countrys, and thicker as well. And they use gem stones more often, too, sometimes lovely cabochons. Enamel work is also included in some pieces.

 

 

 FILIGREE Elf & Co silver tone filigree bracelet with clear rhinestones, 7-1/4" by 5/8".   View   View   #Q26160

FILIGREE silver tone filigree links necklace, 16".   View   #Q26226 

    EDWARDIAN 14k white gold and diamond filigree 2-1/4" bar pin with a delicate swirled design.   View   View   #Q14551 

 

   EDWARDIAN  14k white gold filigree bracelet with diamond and sapphires, carved crystal panels, 6-1/2" by 5/8".   View   View   View   View   #Q23420   FILIGREE silver tone bangle with blue rhinestones, 6-1/2" by 1/3".    #Q27631    FILIGREE silver filigree links bracelet with blue and clear rhinestones, 6-3/4" by 1/2".  #Q26223  

 

FILIGREE "PS Co." white gold tone filigree bracelet with frosted sunburst-reverse-carved glass oval center, clear rhinestone, 7" by 5/8". I think is the mark for Plainville Stock Co., a 30s jewelry maker.  View   #Q31378

EDWARDIAN 14 karat white gold filigree, crystal, diamond and sapphire bracelet circa 1900. It is a delicate reflection of it's era and the crystals are reverse carved as well.   View   View   #V34268

  FILIGREE sterling filigree bracelet with three blue unfoiled rhinestones, 6-3/4" by 3/4" at front by 1/3" at back.   View   #Q32175

 

FILIGREE silver tone filigree hinged bangle with purple unfoiled rhinestone center and delicately enameled red and green flowers, as is with very slight enamel wear, 6-2/3" by 3/4".   View   #Q35850 STERLING Esemco silver filigree 1930s bracelet with reverse carved frosted glass center and a clear rhinestone center. It has a wrist watch style slide-in closure. It is 7" around the wrist, 1/2" at the front and 1/4" at the back, and it weighs about .38 ounces. It's marked "Emesco sterling" on the slide part of the catch. This is in excellent condition, but you will need to push in the closure securely over the little button.   View  View   #N39251 FILIGREE bracelet with unfoiled red and clear stones, marked on clasp "pat'd no.1779383" (Charles Spatchil, 1929) and a maker's mark "B" in a diamond, circa 1930, 7" by 1/2" front.   View   View   View   #Q29829

 

  
FILIGREE white gold tone filigree bracelet with clear center rhinestone and two tiny green marquis side stones, marked "JHP" (I think this is J.H. Peckham, a 30s jewelry company) 6-3/4" by 1/4".   View    #Q31377 10K WHITE GOLD ESEMCO filigree pin with diamond in the center, circa 1920, 1-1/3". The mark is ESEMCO, which later became Shiman Jewelry Mfg. Co. Inc., 113-9 Astor St, Newark, NJ, pin circa 1930.   View   #Q31376  DECO sterling filigree bracelet with red glass and rhinestones.  View   View  #Q18636

 

    FILIGREE silver tone filigree pendant with aqua and clear unfoiled rhinestones, 16".  View   #Q26178

    FILIGREE silver tone filigree 2-1/4" pendant with purple rhinestones on a sterling 21" chain.  View   #Q26177

   FILIGREE silver tone links necklace with clear unfoiled rhinestone and marcasite, 13-1/4" .  View   View   #Q26162

 

 WELLS sterling links bracelet with deep blue rectangular rhinestones, 7-1/3" by 1/4".   View   View   #X35494   Both AQUA silver tone filigree pendant necklace with black and aqua glass and marcasite accents, 16-1/2" by 2".    View   View   #Q35524 WELLS sterling Deco bracelet with purple unfoiled rhinestones and dainty artificial seed pearls, marked on the clasp "Wells sterling pat pend", 6-5/8" by 1/2".   View   View   #X63754

 

  EIF Co filigree bracelet with purple baguettes, 6-1/2" by 7/16".   View   View   View    #Q27884    GOLD TONE filigree pendant with clear unfoiled rhinestone, 1-1/2".   View   #Y28763   FILIGREE tiny 14k white and yellow gold filigree baby bar pin, 1".  View   #Q28347

 

STERLING and frosted glass filigree ring with a clear rhinestone center set in sterling, circa 1930, size 7-1/2 and 7/8" along the finger. It is marked "sterling" inside the band. Much to my surprise, the center stone tests as a diamond, but I can hardly believe it really is one, so have priced this ring as though it is a rhinestone.   View   View      #Y39357 STERLING and frosted glass pendant with a filigree top and a clear rhinestone center circa 1930, wearable length 16", pendant 1" by 3/4". It is marked "sterling" on the clasp .   View   View   #Y39356 FILIGREE silver tone filigree necklace with starburst crystal and clear rhinestone, 1" pendant on a 16" chain, and 7" bracelet, circa 1930.   View   #Q28351

 

SILVER tone filigree necklace with pink unfoiled marquis stone, 16-1/2" with 2-1/2" drop.   View   View   #Q32567 STERLING silver filigree links necklace or belt with pull-out catch, 36-1/3" by 7/8". It is clean, sparkling and in excellent condition.  View   View   #N39368 FILIGREE necklace with purple unfoiled stones, enameled flowers, 18" with 1-3/4" drop , one edge chip visible only under 10x magnification.   View   #Q32568

 

    STERLING and clear rhinestone filigree bar pin, 2-1/2".  View   #Q26215

  STERLING and clear rhinestone filigree bar pin, 2-1/2".  View   #Q26216

     STERLING and clear rhinestone filigree bar pin, 2-1/2".  View   #Q26217

 

        
   CZECH style necklace with gold tone two-strand 16" necklace with clear large cabochons, multi colored smaller cabochons and rhinestones, circa 1930.   View   View   View   View   #Q26751     FILIGREE silver tone and honey rhinestone 2" pendant on a 16" chain, circa 1930.   #Q28425    CZECH style multi-colored glass beads and rhinestones necklace, 4-1/2" pendant, 4-1/2" beads, 28" total.    View   View   View   #Q26769

 

 SILVER filigree and cameo pendant necklace marked 900 on a silver chain, pendant and chain . The 900 mark signifies 900/1000 parts sterling.  View   #Y38362 

SILVER filigree cameo bow brooch marked 900, 1-3/4" . The 900 mark signifies 900/1000 parts sterling.   View   #Y38361 

 PENDANT 10 karat white gold filigree 2" pendant with green rhinestone, 16" chain.   View   View   #Q21839

 

  PENDANT  2-1/3" hinged rhinestone pendant on 19-1/8" chain, circa 1910. See a similar necklace on page 58 of Ettinger's "Popular Jewelry 1840-1940.    View   View   #Y22162 STERLING filigree 5-panel bracelet with raised  flowers on each panel and a pull-out clasp, 7-1/8" by 1-1/8". Marked on the clasp "sterling silver" in two places.   View   View   View   #N39359 BLACK glass 1-1/3" pendant with clear rhinestone center, filigree frame marked sterling, on a silver 16" chain.   View   #Q29749

 

FILIGREE silver tone filigree brooch with clear rhinestones circa 1930, 2".   View   #Q61883 

FILIGREE white gold filled filigree brooch with clear and blue rhinestones, 1-5/8".   View   #Q28344

FILIGREE silver tone brooch with clear rhinestones circa 1930 , 2".   View   #Q33968

 

STERLING links collar necklace that is 17-1/2" long by 1/2" wide and weighs 1.7 ounces, excellent condition.  View   #N37005

STERLING filigree pendant and dangly earrings with glass centers and tiny clear rhinestones, marked "sterling" on all pieces, necklace 16" with a 1-7/8" by 1-1/4" pendant, earrings top to bottom 1-1/4" screw backs, circa 1930s.   View   #Y38751

STERLING filigree collar necklace, a lovely and lace like classic beauty, 16" by 7/8" weighs 1.8 ounces.   View   View  #N37004

 

FILIGREE large cross in intricate sterling silver filigree, 4-1/3" by 3" including the loop. This is just gorgeous and in excellent condition, an intricate beauty showing wonderful craftsmanship..  View   #N39364

STERLING silver filigree large rectangular links bracelet, like my necklace, safety chain, 8" by 1-1/4".   View   View   #N39375  

SILVER tone filigree pin with clear and blue rhinestones, circa 1930, 1-3/4" by 7/8".  View   #Q39479

 

   SILVER filigree bracelet, 7-1/2" by 2-1/2".  View   #N26445

   DENMARK "LB" sterling filigree ship pin, 1-1/2".    #N26248  

   STERLING filigree swan brooch, 2-7/8".    #N26249

 

SILVER filigree bracelet with 5 links, each the same with a filigree base and sides and a center 4-petaled flower. It is fascinating to look closely and see how this was assembled, and the tiny workmanship required. It is 7" by 1-1/8" and it fairly light weight at .90 ounces, making it easy to wear. The catch is a flap that hooks over a bar and it closes securely. It is in excellent condition in every way.   View   View   View   #N39247 STERLING SILVER filigree bracelet with 6 links, each link 6-sided and decorated with applied balls and pods on a fine filigree backing. It is 7" by 1-1/2" and weighs about 1.74 ounces. Each link has a 6-sided base filled with filigree work and topped with molded sterling pods and balls, a lovely design. It is in excellent condition with no missing elements, and it tests as sterling but has no marks.   View   View   View   View   #N39249 SILVER filigree bracelet with 5 flower shaped links that are like lace made with wire. Each 3-D link is topped with a spinning flower in the center. It is 7-1/4" by 1-1/3", weighs about 1.12 ounces, and has a slide out tube catch that closes securely. It is in excellent condition.   View   View   View   #N39248

 

SILVER filigree necklace with airy balls like lace made in wire. They are in graduated sizes and have a hand made chain connection between each, a paperclip chain around the back, and with secure hook closure, 23" long. The balls are from 7/8" down to 1/2" wide and the necklace weighs about 1 ounce. It is in excellent condition.    View  #N39252

 

STERLING SILVER filigree bracelet with 5 links, each with a circular design including spokes and applied silver beads, a slide out tube catch, and marked on the reverse "sterling silver", 7" by 1-1/4" and weighs about 2.02 ounces. Each link was made in three layers, the first a square thinker wire circular frame within a square frame to hold the filigree work which is wire coiled into paisley shapes used as intricate wire filler; next a filigree dome with petals shapes of paisley shaped filigree; and topped with sterling beads. Just think of the workmanship this took! It is in excellent condition with no missing elements.   View   View   View   View   #N39245 SILVER filigree bracelet with five links, the center being an open flower. The other links all have a paisley design, and it is a total of 7-3/4" in length, and the flower 1-1/2" wide weighs about 1.11 ounces. It had a secure flap catch that slides over a bar, and it's light weight and easy to wear. While it is generally in very good vintage condition, it does have some brown in the finish as can be seen in the photos.   View   View  #N39246

 

 BUTTERFLY silver filigree dangling butterfly pendant, 2-1/2" by 2".   View   #N37959 

 

 

Italian filigree jewelry from the Daniel Low 1930 Catalogue. Towards the very top of this page is the bracelet shown at right, #N39250, HERE.

  

SILVER Italian filigree bracelet with ten links, each square with a floret and bead center, marked on the clasp "800" for 800/1000 sterling. It is a light easy to wear 7-1/2" by 1/2" and weighs about .38 ounces. It  has a perfectly working push-box clasp and is in excellent condition. A bracelet just like this one can be seen in the Daniel Low Catalogue for 1930, towards the very top of the page HERE View   View   #N39250

 

TURKISH sterling silver intricate filigree cross pendant, marked on the back "DCS? Turkey 925", cross 2-1/3" by 2", loop 1/4". The center of the cross has a gilt color and it is all in excellent condition.   View  View    #N39369 FILIGREE bracelet with interlocking "Os" designs and applied silver beads, slide out catch, 7-1/2" by 1-1/3". The workmanship and wirework is intricate and well made and it has a slide-in clasp.  View   View   View   #N39244 GILT silver gilt filigree balls necklace with open orbs in tow sizes strung on chain with a secure safety catch closure. The total length is 18" with balls that are either 1/2" or 3/16" wide. The necklace is a bit heavier than usual, weighing about 3.10 ounces.   View   #N39253

 

   
  SILVER fine filigree open rose brooch, 2" wide and weight .30 ounces. It has the older style open "C" catch on the back and is in excellent condition.   View   #N66506  

 


REFERENCES:


CROATIN filigree jewelry. .

BULGARIAN filigree jewelry

Silver Jewelry by Fred Rezazadeh

SALIBA filigree work, how it is made

V&A, Elements of a Filigree Button 
 


 

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