Art Of Filigree
Elements jewellery incorporates traditional handcraft skills deeply rooted in China’s history and culture. One such skill is handmade filigree, made of fine wires of silver or gold coiled to form complex and delicate patterns. Filigree with gemstones, enamel, and gold became an Imperial Appointment in China’s Warring States period (770-221 B.C.) and death awaited anyone who attempted to acquire a piece of filigree without Imperial Decree. For centuries after first contact with China, European nobles and royalty coveted these rare, almost unobtainable artefacts.
Elements jewellery represents a revival in the economy, art, and teaching of filigree. Unique, light, and modern designs offer elegance without bulk. Creative young designers and fresh apprentices work alongside some of the last of the Masters in this craft.