Tests for sterling silver, rose gold plating, niello. Why You’ll Love It. A lovely token of words unspoken. Symbolizing love in its purest form, this antique Victorian brooch tells a classic story of faithfulness and the return of a loved one through its crescent moon and swallow design. Romantics at heart will love the rose gold foliate and niello design, and the distinctive detail and charm given to the bird on its way home, which is what makes this piece so sentimental. Bright patina with minimal surface wear to the setting. Fresh sheen, light surface wear, and no chipping on the niello or rose gold finish. On Symbolism In Jewelry. Symbolism in antique and vintage jewelry is common, yet it can be hard to spot if you don’t know what you’re looking for. Often, specific natural gemstones, flowers, birds, and motifs like stars and anchors were imbued with meanings that […]
Antique Chinese Silver Paktong (Niello) enameled Opium Holder Accessory Box. A Rare early 1900s silver version of this opium accessory box with beautiful inlay blues, Reds, yellows. Colors are still vibrant, appears to be a remnant of wax import seal or ownership on rear. Bottom is bronze, the upper is silver, not seen in this style very often a wonderful and rare piece..