Tuesday, 3 May 2022

Niello jewellery featured in this fabulous blog post

Niello Jewellery and Nielloware.

You may have seen the black and silver Nielloware jewelry produced in Siam now Thailand. Popular with the army folk who sent this distinctive tourist Thai Niello jewelry back to their loved ones as gifts – 1930s to 1990s. Niello is a black- grey mix of copper, silver and lead sulphides that is inlayed onto another metal usually silver that has first been shaped and engraved.
Most have a mark either sterling silver or Siam. Here we are show casing some of the items we have sourced and are available on our website.
The jewelry features the Thai god and goddesses including Mekkala.
A floral small brooch of Niello onto silver.

An ancient technique that is unfortunately a dying trade; as from the 1990s it has not been produced because the craftsmen are no longer around. This makes this very collectable.

Above is a 1920s camel brooch with a Niello border in silver with black.

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I preserve the past. Researching family and local history. Finding about mine and other people's ancestors, is just one of my passions. I also love vintage costume jewellery made here in the UK. I write about my finds and like to research.