This weeks blog continues with the art of filigree. The word "filigree" comes from the Latin word Filum," which means thread. Filigree is an intricate handmade design within the metals used in creating antique and vintage rings. Hundreds of years ago, during the art deco and Edwardian eras, master jewelers sat behind benches for weeks on end creating these gorgeous rings using this fine art.

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Filigree workmanship can appear in different sizes and styles within Antique Engagement Rings.  Some styles may include filigree flowers, swirls of filigree or links of filigree within an art deco  bracelet. Master jewelers handcrafted fine jewelry wire into many different shapes and patterns in order to create unique pieces of jewelry, similar to how artists create on canvas.

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When it comes to beautiful artistry, we think the master jewelers from the Edwardian period are in their own class.  Platinum was the metal of choice for these artisans, but they also did lovely filigree work with white and yellow gold. A beautiful filigree ring may have old European  cut and old mine diamonds, but may also have precious gemstones, like sapphires , emeralds, rubies, or semi precious gems like aquamarine.

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Today's jewelers respect the unique workmanship of antique filigree designs, but most of the filigree designs today are going to be computer generated. Computer filigree design can sometimes be a good option for jewelry restoration or jewelry repair. However, here at Vintagediamondring.com, we will receive a ring for repair, or we purchase an estate ring and we can restore the missing milgrain design.

When choosing a vintage engagement ring we recommend choosing an original Art Deco Engagement ring with filigree work that will be second to none.