Fancy Filigree, Everyday Elegance

Tom Schwartz has a passion for filigree, a technique that uses twisted metal threads to create delicate, lacy designs. He’s worried that the ancient craft is dying out among artisans in China as the nation becomes more technology oriented. While filigree has traditionally been used as a decorative element in metalwork, Tom is convinced filigree deserves to be the main attraction. We think so, too, after seeing his gorgeous collection of filigree earrings. Jules spotted them on a trip to San Francisco, where she visited Bell’occhio, a shop run by Tom’s wife, Claudia Schwartz. Each design is handcrafted from continuous pieces of filigree thread. The Chinese artisans who curl, twist and plait the metal threads to form these pieces are committed to preserving their country’s jewelry making heritage, and Tom’s design direction ensures a perfect marriage of historic skill and modern taste. We’re excited about the symmetrical earring based upon 17th century calligraphy and adorned with one freshwater pearl. We’re also featuring two asymmetrical scrollwork designs, and you can choose either rhodolite garnet or cubic zirconium embellishments. Who knew filigree could be so versatile?

Percent Jewelry

Artisan Crafted Filigree Earrings

Fancy Filigree, Everyday Elegance

Tom Schwartz has a passion for filigree, a technique that uses twisted metal threads to create delicate, lacy designs. He’s worried that the ancient craft is dying out among artisans in China as the nation becomes more technology oriented. While filigree has traditionally been used as a decorative element in metalwork, Tom is convinced filigree deserves to be the main attraction. We think so, too, after seeing his gorgeous collection of filigree earrings. Jules spotted them on a trip to San Francisco, where she visited Bell’occhio, a shop run by Tom’s wife, Claudia Schwartz. Each design is handcrafted from continuous pieces of filigree thread. The Chinese artisans who curl, twist and plait the metal threads to form these pieces are committed to preserving their country’s jewelry making heritage, and Tom’s design direction ensures a perfect marriage of historic skill and modern taste. We’re excited about the symmetrical earring based upon 17th century calligraphy and adorned with one freshwater pearl. We’re also featuring two asymmetrical scrollwork designs, and you can choose either rhodolite garnet or cubic zirconium embellishments. Who knew filigree could be so versatile?

Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Tom
    Tom

    I am delighted that Daily Grommet is featuring earrings from Percent Jewelry’s distinctive Filigree Collection. We never tire of telling the story of how our jewelry is made and welcome the opportunity Daily Grommet is extending to us to speak directly with the women who will be wearing it.

    Each earring featured today is entirely handcrafted; every wire is hand drawn, every bezel custom made to fit the stone. It is as if the earrings you select, from the designs on offer, had been made exclusively for you. The ‘human touch,' graceful and satisfying, distinguishes each pair and no two pair are exactly alike.

  • June
    June – Grommet Team
    3/25/2010 1:24 PM

    These intricate designs also remind me of Persian arabesques and scrolls. Beautiful!

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    3/25/2010 1:31 PM

    You really get a sense of the intricacy, delicacy and detail of these earrings by watching the video. Really beautiful work Tom!

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

 

Percent Jewelry

Artisan Crafted Filigree Earrings

Fancy Filigree, Everyday Elegance

Tom Schwartz has a passion for filigree, a technique that uses twisted metal threads to create delicate, lacy designs. He’s worried that the ancient craft is dying out among artisans in China as the nation becomes more technology oriented. While filigree has traditionally been used as a decorative element in metalwork, Tom is convinced filigree deserves to be the main attraction. We think so, too, after seeing his gorgeous collection of filigree earrings. Jules spotted them on a trip to San Francisco, where she visited Bell’occhio, a shop run by Tom’s wife, Claudia Schwartz.

Each design is handcrafted from continuous pieces of filigree thread. The Chinese artisans who curl, twist and plait the metal threads to form these pieces are committed to preserving their country’s jewelry making heritage, and Tom’s design direction ensures a perfect marriage of historic skill and modern taste. We’re excited about the symmetrical earring based upon 17th century calligraphy and adorned with one freshwater pearl. We’re also featuring two asymmetrical scrollwork designs, and you can choose either rhodolite garnet or cubic zirconium embellishments. Who knew filigree could be so versatile?
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Tom
    Tom

    I am delighted that Daily Grommet is featuring earrings from Percent Jewelry’s distinctive Filigree Collection. We never tire of telling the story of how our jewelry is made and welcome the opportunity Daily Grommet is extending to us to speak directly with the women who will be wearing it.

    Each earring featured today is entirely handcrafted; every wire is hand drawn, every bezel custom made to fit the stone. It is as if the earrings you select, from the designs on offer, had been made exclusively for you. The ‘human touch,' graceful and satisfying, distinguishes each pair and no two pair are exactly alike.

  • June
    June – Grommet Team
    3/25/2010 1:24 PM

    These intricate designs also remind me of Persian arabesques and scrolls. Beautiful!

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    3/25/2010 1:31 PM

    You really get a sense of the intricacy, delicacy and detail of these earrings by watching the video. Really beautiful work Tom!

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.