Filigree is a handcrafted jewellery technique that consists in using very fine strands – gold or silver – twisted two by two and flattened, which are then used to create magnificent pieces of jewellery. “Filigrana de Portugal” is the designation of the registered trademark that belongs to both the Municipalities of Póvoa de Lanhoso and of Gondomar, regions that are specialized in the production of filigree in Portugal.
With the support of Adere-Certifica, the certification body, both municipalities joined efforts in order to value this ancestral art, proceeding with its certification. The main objectives are:
- Protect both production and craftsmen from industrial imitations;
- Differentiate Portuguese artisanal art from other countries, through its own and distinct specifications;
- Promote and link the art of filigree to Portuguese territory, through the juridical figure “IG – Portugal Geographical Indication”.
The Specification Book defines the rules that regulate the “Filigrana de Portugal
” certification process and defines the trademark logo presented here.