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LUIS MÉNDEZ ARTESANOS means 84 years as craftsmen jewellers and three generations of filigree makers. Brothers, Luis, Raúl and Jerónimo Méndez have become a frame of reference for recovering filigree, a discarded technique, for contemporary jewellery. Their work shows and disseminates the potencial of this ancient technique, which they apply to both their classic and contemporary pieces.
The process of making of each one of their jewels requires the exclusive dedication of their expert hands, which is what makes them truly one-of-a-kind pieces.

The Mendez's work has garnered widespread recognition both nationally and internationally. They earned a special mention at the 2004 and 2006 ARTFAD Price, were short-listed for the 2007 and 2013 Spanish National Crafts Awards, won the 2009 Castilla y León Craft Career Award and International Award in Oman in 2012. Their authenticity has also earned them an elected to take part in the 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Santa Fe Folk Art Market in New Mexico
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The working of precious metals whereby gold or silver form a pattern similar to lacework and give aesthetic value by filling empty space.

Strands of metal that are straight or twisted (braided) are formed into intricate structures or applied to sheets of metal. This ancient technique has been used since Greek and Phoenician colonizers of Spain and Portugal introduced it.

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Fine Filigree Jewelry

Posted on February 20, 2014 at 12:00pm 0 Comments


We are the third generation of filigree jewelers and the quality of our collections is borne out by over eighty years of experience in the fully handcrafted manufacture of…


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At 10:31am on February 20, 2014, Brigitte Martin said…

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