Niello Silver Bangle featuring detailed scenery including boats and camels and places of worship wrapped around the entire bangle. We have suggested 1930's, but it could be earlier. Niello technique involves a black mixture, usually of sulphur, copper, silver, and lead, used as an inlay on engraved or etched metal, especially silver. It is added as a powder or paste, then fired until it melts or at least softens, and flows or is pushed into the engraved lines in the metal. It hardens and blackens when cool, and the niello on the flat surface is polished off to show the filled lines in black, contrasting with the polished metal (usually silver) around it. This lovely silver bracelet is not marked, but it tests as silver - it has an internal measurement of just over 21cm and it weighs 32.6g.
This beautiful piece of jewellery began its journey many years ago and may have some very minor imperfections collected along its travels. By purchasing this piece you will investing in a brand new chapter of its story as well as making a positively conscious choice on sustainable fashion. Vintage jewellery for the beautiful you on our beautiful planet.