Belfor Antiques

Antique Niello & Vermeil Bangle Bracelet


Antique Niello Bangle Bracelet        Circa. 1900              American

A rare and unique bangle bracelet from the turn of the 20th Century.   Vermeil  (gold over sterling silver) with antique rose gold and sterling niello links at the top.   

Niello is an inlay used in decorating in  black on silver, or sometimes on gold.  It is somewhat related to Champleve work except that the effect is metallic rather than vitreous.  The process involved engraving the design into a metal plate or surface, then filling the indented portions with a powdered black metal  alloy.

This bracelet opens and closes with a spring mechanism, which is totally secure.

Bracelet mesures 2 3/4" x 2 5/8"    The opening measures 2 3/8" x 2"   Perfect for small and medium size wrists

In pristine original condition      Fabulous!

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