Photographed by ANNIE GALLAGHER/BLACK BOX STUDIO
From top: MONTBLANC 152 from Marcolin USA;ELIZABETH ARDEN PETITES 63 from Eyewear Designs; THALIA Rocio from Kenmark Group
Filigree is a delicate ornamental work made with twisted threads usually in gold or silver, suggesting lace. Used since antiquity—filigree work dates from 3000 B.C.—it reached a high point during the Art Deco period of the 1920s and 1930s. The romanticism and detail of antique filigree jewelry has made it continue to be widely popular through the present day.