The goldsmith production of the Nieddu goldsmith workshop in Dorgali, a small town in the province of Nuoro with strong ancient artisanal traditions, elegantly reinterprets the Sardinian filigree craft in the collection of traditional jewels, alongside original new productions, which are the fruitful result of stylistic experiments inspired by the archaic culture of the island. This family’s production began with Andreana, a ceramist who started producing and selling her own traditional artefacts, including fine filigree jewels, in her small shop in Dorgali. Her son Cristian was soon fascinated by her filigree work, so he decided to start his apprenticeship with local filigree craftsmen in his town, thanks to whom he learned the refined goldsmith technique. In 1995 he decided to set up his own workshop, and was later joined by his brothers Francesco and Salvatore whose dedication and professionalism contribute to the family business. Their filigree production counts mainly traditional Sardinian jewels characterised by light articulate shapes, enriched with coral, pearls and hard stones. Over time, they developed new stylistic solutions which add a contemporary touch to the sensitively evoked and ever-inspiring past and tradition of Sardinia. They work with untiring passion in their workshop in the centre of Dorgali and participate in the main local and national exhibitions of artisanal crafts.
The production of the Nieddu brothers includes a precious line of jewellery rooted in the local goldsmith tradition, typically made using the filigree technique according to ancient procedures and faithfully reproducing shapes and compositions in gold and silver with coral and other hard stones which have, according to tradition, a well-wishing value. In addition, a line characterised by contemporary taste is produced, which features new interpretations of the traditional themes and archaic symbolism of the island.
All filigree techniques, including openwork and granulation as well as all the classic goldsmith techniques are performed.
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