Fine filigree


I would like to know more about this silver filigree jewellery, given to my great-grandmother by her brother, who served in India in the army around 1885. I would also like to know how it should be cleaned, as it is a little tarnished.
Mrs C. M. Welch, by email


Fine filigree

Your silver filigree parure would indeed have been bought in India at the height of the Raj. I would only recommend gentle cleaning using a soft toothbrush dipped in washing-up liquid. Rinse and dry thoroughly. You should insure your parure for £400-£500.
John Benjamin, jewellery specialist

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