Napier’s Wire and Metal Bending Department

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.

Hand-manipulated wire formed into spiral pendants

Hand-manipulated wire formed into spiral pendants


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.

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