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FILIGREE Pentagon Pendant with Adriatic Coral Center, Imported from Croatia

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Filigree is a delicate kind of jewelry metalwork, usually of silver, made with twisted threads that have been soldered together on to the surface of an object of the same metal and arranged in artistic motifs. It often suggests lace and/or fretted scrollwork, and remains popular in traditional, antique Croatian jewelry stores. Most of the Croatian filigree jewelry found in Croatia today is either an antique or made by 3rd generation family jewelers who still use the older tools. Though filigree has become a special branch of jewelry in modern times, it was historically part of the ordinary, daily work of the jeweler.

There are very few jewelers left in Croatia who do this very tedious and intense work by hand and much of what is sold as “filigree” nowadays is jewelry that has been machine made. We were extremely lucky in Croatia this year to meet up with a jeweler who was retiring and selling his own antique, handmade FILIGREE earrings at low prices. We are passing along the savings to you, our customers, in the hopes that you will want to own a little piece of Croatian history in order to help keep our beautiful traditions alive!

This pendant is over 1 inches in length. It is absolutely incredible, very detailed.  Incredible workmanship.



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Silver Legacies: The Making of Croatian Filigree Jewelry (04:37)
The fiery birth of a pair of silver filigree earrings and the process of how to make jewelry by hand using traditional techniques is profiled in this episode of Destinations With Shawn & Tricia. Embedded in the 1700-year-old walls of Diocletian's Palace in Split, Croatia, this small jewelry store is still using a traditional jewelry-making technique passed down for generations. Viktor and Flora Čivljak, the owners of Filigran Split, were kind enough to allow Tricia and me to chronicle the making of a pair of silver filigree earrings over the course of 4 hours. Needless to say, it was a true pleasure to watch a master craftsman at work. ______ For translated captions into 60+ languages, click 'CC' in the viewer. Subscribe for more DESTINATIONS with Shawn & Tricia: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=shawnpmitchell For more on this experience from Tricia’s perspective, check out her blog post at: http://triciaannemitchell.com/2014/03/29/silver-filigree-jewelry-split-croatia/ Connect with Tricia on social media: LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/in/triciabolyardmitchell Twitter: https://twitter.com/TriciaAMitchell G+: https://google.com/+TriciaAMitchell Connect with Shawn on social media: LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/in/shawnpmitchell1 Twitter: https://twitter.com/shawnpmitchell G+: https://google.com/+ShawnPMitchell A special thank you to Filigran Split for allowing us to film this extraordinary event: http://filigransplit.wordpress.com
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