The Radi Brothers were lucky to grow up in a family where making jewelry was the most natural of things. They inherited their passion from their father, who is a master of filigree—a technique that craftsmen have used since ancient times.
Filigree can be described as the pulling of the wire until it gets incredibly thin, twisting it, then flattening it, cutting it into different lengths, bending it and putting hundreds and thousands of tiny pieces one next to another like the finest puzzle of precious metals. For the Radi Brothers, it represents the best way to express their artistic spirit and it is the signature trademark of their line. But they have also pulled the technique into the present.
For them, using filigree feels like “painting with metals”. They treat their studio like a big canvas where they construct all possible shapes and designs. Patterns are sometimes exotic—nature-inspired, sometimes structured—more architectural. Finally, the filigree is built into a logic of structure—convexity, concavity, volume, depth, layering, piercing. These ideas are rendered in a combination of gold and oxidized silver, with precious and semiprecious stones, all in the service of making the most exceptional jewelry.