Falling in Love with Filigree Rings
As antique, vintage, and vintage-inspired engagement rings continue to soar in popularity, there has been more interest in a special design element, filigree, which is often included in antique designs. Filigree rings offer a delicate, lacy beauty and a decidedly vintage aesthetic. Many brides and grooms love the combination of unique detail and femininity in filigree rings, and this special design element may be perfect for you.
What is Filigree
Technically speaking, filigree is any intricate ornamental design formed out of metal. In the jewelry world, we see filigree as delicate ornamentation in precious metal—white, yellow, or rose gold as well as platinum or palladium—very often hand-crafted into gorgeous scrollwork and other intricate motifs for a wonderfully lacy look on engagement and wedding rings.
History of Filigree
We first saw the special design work of filigree rings at the turn of the century, and it remained popular from the Edwardian and Art Nouveau eras right through the Art Deco period. The English word “filigree” is derived from the Latin words “filum,” meaning thread or wire, and “granum,” meaning grain or small bead. Filigree has always been a treasured adornment in Europe and Asia; delicate scrollwork, floral motifs, swirls, and Celtic symbols are all striking examples of this precious metal adornment.
Filigree at Brilliant Earth
Antique Inspired Filigree Rings
Brilliant Earth’s Antique Inspired Collection features new engagement rings with vintage inspired details, including filigree. The Art Deco Filigree Ring showcases your choice of exquisite, beyond conflict diamond or hand-selected sapphire in a perfectly round or romantic cushion shape. Beautifully complementing this filigree ring is the matching wedding band, elegantly contoured to accommodate your center gem and sit flush with your engagement ring.
One-of-a-Kind Antique Filigree Rings
We also maintain a collection of authentic antique filigree rings, hand-selected by our jewelry experts in our one-of-a-kind antique collection. The rings in this collection are unmatched in their uniqueness and offer a distinctive and romantic link to the past. Choose a filigree ring from this collection and be continuously inspired by its timeless, one-of-a-kind beauty.
Custom Design a Filigree Ring
Many customers love to work with our custom design experts on a custom ring design. If you are moved by the look and feel of filigree rings and other vintage-inspired elements, consider combining your vision with the expertise of our designers by designing something completely unique and completely yours. Replicate an antique or marry a modern aesthetic with details from the past to create a filigree ring that you will love forever.