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A use for filigree that does not often come to mind is that of a setting.
Porcelains, semi-precious and glass cabachons, as well as antique buttons can all find a flattering seat with the lacy edge and backing of a filigree. Sometimes the scalloped edge of the filigree is pronounced enough so that gluing may not be required, and the stone can be fixed by knurling the edges over the top of the stone. Filigree is often used to wrap pointed back, irregularly shaped, and flat back stones as well.
Shown below are some Guyot filigrees that are especially suitable for flat back stones. Keep in mind that we can put a hole in the center of most filigree items, so if you are working with antique buttons and want to preserve the shank, then the center hole is a good option.
Other styles are also available. Please inquire.
If you would like samples and prices any of the above items (manufacturers and volume users only, please), send an email to email@example.com and we will send them right away. Please include your name and address with your email. Thank you.
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