Silver Holly Cross Pendant Necklace, 925 Sterling Silver Handmade Filigree Cross Pendant with 18" Silver Chain Christian Cross Jewelry Gift

Handmade Sterling Silver Artisan Filigree Oxidized Cross Pendant with 18 inches Sterling Silver ChainIt can be purchased with or without a silver chainMaterial: 925 Solid Sterling SilverPendant Length: 2 inches Width: 1.1 inchesComes on an 18 inches Sterling Silver cable chain with spring ring claspFinishing: Oxidized and PolishedComes with a...

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Handmade Sterling Silver Artisan Filigree Oxidized Cross Pendant with 18 inches Sterling Silver Chain

It can be purchased with or without a silver chain

Material: 925 Solid Sterling Silver

Pendant Length: 2 inches Width: 1.1 inches

Comes on an 18 inches Sterling Silver cable chain with spring ring clasp

Finishing: Oxidized and Polished

Comes with a gift pouch and box

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Filigree jewelry has been in existence for thousands of years. Filigree designs were in use during ancient civilizations like Mesopotamia, Egypt and some of the pieces that have been uncovered go back about 5000 years. Making filigree one of the oldest forms of jewelry!

‘filigree’, which comes from the Latin words ‘filum’ and ‘granum’ meaning thread and grain (bead) respectively. So the main components of filigree is the fine metal threads and the little metal beads that are used together to create the design. Some popular motifs for filigree jewelry are flowers, hearts, elaborate flourishes and vines.

To create filigree jewelry, the jeweler begins by stretching out the metal until it is a fine thread. These threads of metal are twisted, curled and formed into delicate lacy patterns and designs.

These lacy designs are then fused onto the gold, silver or platinum jewelry or fused together to create intricate designs. The other common aspect is to include small metal beads to give the piece more character and add to the design. These separate components are then soldered together to create the piece of jewelry.