Antique Niello Rose Gold & Silver Watch Chain Necklace With Niello Locket/Steampunk/Boho/Shabby Chic
Antique Niello Rose Gold & Silver Watch Chain Necklace With Niello Locket Circa. 1890-1900 United Kingdom
During the Victorian era, Niello jewelry was very popular. Niello is an inlay in decorating in black on silver The process involved engraving the design into a metal plate, then filling the indented portions with a powdered black matte alloy....and then heating until the alloy melts.
Some of the links were originally vermeil (rose gold over silver) but the gold has worn off.....leaving a faint wash This does not detract from the beauty of the piece Mentioned for the sake of accuracy....and priced accordingly
The chain measures 17 inches long The locket measures 2 inches in length with the spring ring bale The locket itself is round with a 1 inch diameter. The locket takes (2) round 3/4 inch diameter photos
The locket can easily be removed from the watch chain and each can be used separately. Another pendant can be attached to the spring ring Unmarked but tests for silver
Total weight of the necklace is 17.7 g. 11.4 dwt
In excellent original condition