Lately, We have been busy in the workshop working on a new batch of Croatian traditional filigree earrings, so sharing a couple of photos of the finished earrings.
These earrings ( locally known as “košarice” ) are part of the 17th century traditional Croatian jewelry typical for the Split region in Dalmatia.
They were traditionally made from sterling silver and solid 14k gold. Either plain or adorned with small beads of Mediterranean coral or natural freshwater pearl. Today, we also have a gold plated sterling silver variant.
Lot of work on these earrings is still hand-made, especially on the beaded version where each pearl connects with the filigree frame of the earrings with small wire which needs to be threaded by hand.