• Fretwork

The roots of this special technique go back to ancient blacksmith's work. This technology is labor-intensive, demanding and requiring expensive raw materials. Therefore, it disappeared from time to time from history and later emered in even more dazzling forms and captivating and holding the attention of many.

Originally special guns, knives, swords, ornament symbols were decorated with this metal decoration process which resembles the inlaid decoration process. Probably this type of technique was taken to its peak by the Persians, but beautiful weapons and jewels were found in Turkey as well. Furthermore, wonderful pieces of work were created in India, too.

The essence of this technique, which is called fret-working, is that we cut into a harder base metal sunk patterns; as a result of this process we hammer wires which are made of precious metal into the sprung “pits”. After the hammering, the surface reaches its final smooth surface via sanding.
The engraving is prepared in such way that the gold or silver fibers can not be removed from the sample they are almost forged into a single material.


We strive to take part in reviving the oldest traditions , so we use this special decoration on our jewels.


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