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 leaf brooch of Niello onto silver.
Large leaf brooch Niello

Vintage niello brooch in silver, white and red unusual

An ancient technique that is unfortunately a dying trade, because since the 1990s it has not been produced as the craftsmen are no longer around. This makes this very collectable.
vintage camel brooch 1920s niello border

Above is a 1920s camel brooch with a Niello border in silver with black.
Pair of vintage clip on earrings in Nielloware
Pair of clip on earrings in Nielloware.

Dress clip vintage Niello
Dress clip in Niello black and silver
Dress clip back view Niello
Back of dress clip
Dress clip and clip earrings Niello

Dress clip and earring set in Nielloware.
Just a few pieces I have found over the last few years. I do not sell jewellery anymore. These are just for information.

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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.