the Filigree Family
Catherine is a third generation jeweler. She can rattle off the differences between diamond cuts as easily most people can recite their ABCs. She’s gregarious, friendly and the heart and soul of Filigree. She will most likely ask to hold your baby since hers are now old enough to wriggle out of her arms. She has killer style and is as smart as a whip.
Yazon has an educational background in Art. She handles the photography for our website. She is wildly creative and has a kindness that draws you to her. She is an animal and nature lover who gets inspired by the beauty of the natural world. She is known for regularly bringing flowers to office and not just so she can use them as a backdrop for a photograph.
Sharon is also our resident rock nerd with a passion for rare and unusual gemstones. She loves the romance and lore behind antique jewelry as well as the refined details found only in old pieces. She is currently studying for her graduate gemology degree from the Gemological Institute of America. She enjoys being in charge of the Filigree Jewelers Instagram page and the mini field trips it requires.
Brent has over two decades of experience in the jewelry industry in buying, selling and appraising. He has a great eye and he designs all the new pieces we make with remnants of antique and vintage jewelry. He is highly creative but also logical which helps him gently guide clients through the custom design process. He’s an awesome Dad with a heart big enough to match his 6’4” frame. He loves to read and has a wicked sense of humor.
Emily came to us with an extensive background in retail & inventory control. She impressed us all right from the start with her initiative and work ethic. Now we can’t imagine what we would do without her in our work family. She is so bright and she crushes any task we throw at her. She always maintains a positive attitude and is simply unflappable. She prioritizes sustainability and could teach a Master class in thrifting. Emily has a cool, rock-n-roll vibe that belies her sweet nature. She has the biggest heart and would adopt all the dogs in need if she could.
Jesse wears many hats at Filigree. We’re fortunate that he has the ability to tackle IT issues one minute and can talk to customers about the differences between design eras the next. He is so knowledgeable about jewelry you would never know he worked in finance in his former life. He’s passionate about music and spends his spare time producing music and performing at various clubs. Jesse’s genuine, disarming laugh will charm you as you drool over our jewels.
Filigree in the Press
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Best of MN, 2019: Shopping & Services
Jewelry Store: Filigree Jewelers
“Whether you’re proposing or just treating yourself, Filigree Jewelers’ open, airy North Loop location has dazzling treasures—from Victorian engagement rings to over-the-top Mid-century cocktail earrings and Cartier watches. They specialize in vintage and antique jewelry but can create your dream piece, too. So if Grandma’s diamond is looking dated, take it to Filigree for a modern makeover before popping the question.”
-Minnesota Monthly: Best of MN, 2019
MSP Magazine: Festive Fete
Bedazzle with on-trend sparkles that steal the spotlight.
Photographs by: Colin Michel Simmons
Styling by: Madeline Nachbar
-MSP Magazine: Festive Fete November 2019
Lake Bride Magazine: The Best of MN 2018
“Why are vintage rings the hottest trend in buying an engagement ring or wedding band? The answer is simple…each ring is truly unique and has a level of sustainability not seen with modern jewelry. Each era has a certain style and the hard part is picking an era of design that fits your aesthetic and lifestyle”
-Lake Bride Magazine Spring 2018 – Summer 2019
Star Tribune: Summer Edition 2018
“These days tradition has been thrown out the window with what qualifies as an engagement ring,” says Catherine Thies, co-owner of Filigree Jewelers in Minneapolis, which carries pieces from the Victorian era through modern day. “Brides shopping with us are those who are super confident in their style, and they want something nobody else will have.”
-Star Tribune Magazine Summer 2018
MN Monthly: Style Profile
“Catherine and Brent Thies’s business, Filigree Jewelers, specializes in sourcing and selling unique antique and vintage jewelry finds. That includes such gems as a Victorian-era diamond snake bracelet and a 1920s ruby-and-diamond Art Deco ring—as well as creating their own vintage-inspired designs from recast materials.”
-Minnesota Monthly: Style Profile 2015