Cigarette case, Silver, 84 Hallmark, Niello Enamel, Russian empire, Weight: 63 Gr.
Why You’ll Love It. Symbolic jewelry is fascinating. Take a closer look at this antique, unmistakably Victorian pendant, as it tells a tale of forever, and how bonds cannot be untied through its infinity loop design. Its unique silhouette and silver setting are enhanced by the addition of a niello finish with tiny etched stars that shimmer in a bright rose gold hue. Bright patina with minimal surface wear to the setting. Fresh sheen and light surface wear, tiny bit of thinning to rose finish at the bottom of the central trefoil design element. Niello designs are created by carving into a metallic surface (often silver) and then filling in the grooves with a black sulfur mixture. As a result, the design is typically black and silver and subtly textural, with a matte sheen. The technique allows a designer to create intricate scenes or unique patterns. A young Queen Victoria […]