History

History of Handmade Jewelry in Mompox

 

These beautiful pieces of jewelry are not just only made of silver and gold, but are also true works of 100% handcrafted art made by Colombian goldsmiths and jewelers who continue to employ an ancient filigree technique. Filigree is a gold and silversmithing technique which consists of weaving intricate and delicate threads of gold or silver, as thin and as fine as a human hair, into precious pieces of jewelry – each piece taking as much as several hours to elaborate. In this video you will be able to appreciate the history and process of making jewelry from metal casting into a final, finished piece. Please do not deny yourself the opportunity to wear these marvelous works of art or present them as a gift to a special loved one, for this will provide you with the opportunity to tell a story: the history which encompasses it.