Portuguese filigree, known for its delicacy, uses traditional Portuguese jewellery techniques. It is the art of working noble metals, combining fine gold or silver threads in a design of circular and spiral motifs that form a charming lacy pattern.
Filigree has been known since Greco-Roman antiquity and is also used in large decorative objects.
Filigree pieces are recognised for their quality and delicacy, guaranteed by the materials and techniques used, as well as the work carried out by Portuguese goldsmiths.
Leitão & Irmão's filigree is crafted by master goldsmiths in their workshops, where traditional patterns are integrated into contemporary design, bringing together Portuguese style and innovation. The collection includes pieces in gold, silver and gold-plated silver.
In Casa Leitão's filigree collection, different iconic symbols of filigree are represented, such as the Heart of Viana, the Queen's Earrings, the Viana Bead Necklaces and the Arrecadas.