Saw piercing filigree designs in precious metal

Saw piercing filigree designs in precious metal

Saw piercing filigree designs in precious metal

Saw piercing jewelry refers to a specific type of jewelry that is created using a saw piercing technique. In the case of Whitehouse Brothers this is known as filigree designs. Whitehouse Brothers starts with die struck blanks then drills start holes to feed saw blades through the solid pieces. This technique involves cutting intricate designs or patterns into metal sheets using a jewelry saw. The saw pierces through the metal, creating openings and negative space within the design.

Here are some key points about saw piercing jewelry:

1.Technique: Saw piercing is a manual technique that requires skill and precision. A jeweler uses a small, fine-bladed jewelry saw to carefully cut the metal sheet into the desired design. The saw blade is thin, allowing for intricate details and precise cuts.

2.Materials: Saw piercing can be done on various types of metals, such as gold and platinum. The choice of metal depends on the customer's preference in color, price and durability.

3.Design Options: Saw piercing allows for a wide range of design possibilities. Intricate patterns, shapes, and even personalized designs can be achieved through this technique. Common designs include floral motifs, geometric patterns, and nature-inspired elements.

4.Handcrafted Artistry: Saw piercing jewelry is often valued for its handcrafted nature and the skill involved in creating the intricate designs. Each piece is unique, as the jeweler carefully cuts and shapes the metal by hand.

5.Application: Saw piercing is commonly used in the creation of various types of jewelry, such as pendants, earrings, brooches, and decorative elements on rings or bracelets. The pierced areas create a sense of openness and lightness in the design.    They create negative space that embelishes the engraved and milgrain details of the object.

6.Finishing: After the piercing is complete, the jewelry piece goes through additional processes, such as filing, sanding, and polishing, to ensure smooth edges and a refined finish. The piece may also be combined with gemstones or other decorative elements such as hand engraving to enhance its overall appearance.

Saw piercing jewelry showcases the craftsmanship and artistry of the jeweler. The intricate designs and meticulous cutting process create visually striking pieces that can be treasured as unique works of wearable art.   Whitehouse Brothers is known for its mastery in this category combined with engraved details.