Filigree Street is a place where you can find stylish and beautiful jewellery from ateliers of masters of the profession. A place with true treasures and a varied collection that satisfies demanding tastes.
My adventure with jewellery – as what else a journey of discovery, enrich by stories and entrepreneurial spirit, can be called – started unexpectedly in my childhood, in Poland in 1990s, when my parents opened their own studio making amber jewellery for the US market. At that age I could just witnessed the busyness, but it would have been hard to ignore the omnipresent jewellery.
The house was always full of boxes, tools and scattered notes. I was always eager to help, so would sometimes carry out simple tasks such as matching stones for earrings or learnt to make wax casting. I would also want to accompany my parents when running errands and this work would take me with them across the country meeting a vast amount of similar makers.
Filigree Street has been created out of passion for a beautiful design and elegant jewellery. Each piece has been carefully selected to include only the ones that attract with individual style and quality finish. The jewellery has a one of a kind feel to cherish the uniqueness of a person who wears it.
Since then, my family have retired from the trade and I went onto pursuing a different path that took me to the US, Australia, France and finally London. Although the jewellery business was not present in our lives any more, a thought of it was always there.
It is now hard to pin point the exact moment when we decided to establish Filigree Street. We witnessed a big change in the jewellery market, in a good and a worse sense, that came with the advancement in technology, commercialisation, decrease of trading barriers. We still remembered the great artisans that we used to work with and we wanted to advocate their unique work.
First, it was amber jewellery as we felt that it was largely associated with cheap, poorly made items. We wanted to emphasize the high quality, well thought and executed designs that we remembered.
Soon we added something that was even more unique and not widely present on the market – striped flint jewellery. The stone is even rarer than amber but also full of natural character.
Since launching in 2010, we have met many more designers, had the pleasure to get to know them, to listen to their stories and to understand their jewellery. I hope that you will also enjoy their work here.