Wire and Metal Bending Department
The unique detail of Napier’s jewelry was often the result of designs created in the Wire and Metal Bending Department. These designs were either hand-formed, or created with the assistance of a jig to bend into the desired shape. No two pieces of jewelry were exactly alike.
Napier’s unique designs required that many of the pieces be hand-manipulated. This process of wire bending, gave Napier a unique style. Many of the findings or filigree (pierced metal) components were hand-shaped into form. Hence, no two pieces of jewelry were alike.