In this video we see the making of fully handmade filigree jewelry. Filigree is a method which includes the twisting of very fine wires of gold or silver. An important aspect of the artistic heritage of Cyprus in this jewelry making and one which reveals middle eastern influences. These influences are connected with the history of the island and the many conquerors who passed by through the centuries. The adaptation of this form of art is most evident in the traditional Cyprus cross. However in the contemporary environment it is interesting to also highlight the way that this traditional method of jewelry making is being used to produce modern artifacts such as the gold chandelier earrings which are showcased at the end of the video.