Niello Bracelet

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A Niello Bracelet c.1920s.

Niello (from Latin: Nigellus = “blackened”) is a metallic alloy with sulfur which is used as a surface decoration technique which, much like enamel, is fused to a metal base. The luster of niello, however, is metallic instead of vitreous and it is much tougher than enamel. Niello comes in just one color – black of various tones – which contrasts highly with silver, the most popular base for niello work.

  • Origin British
  • Period 1920s
  • Condition Very good
  • Materials Niello
  • Dimensions 17cm bracelet size