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Antique Victorian Niello Solid Silver Brooch Pin Necklace Pendant. This very beautiful brooch, necklace, representing the moon in the dark night, surrounded by shining stars (gold vermeil) dating back more than a century, proof of love and nostalgia. The general condition is good, although it is over 100 years old! Material : Tests for Sterling Silver, Rose Gold plating, Niello. The pictures are part of the description.

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925 silver, with gold wash. Yes, see photo (Russian silver mark on bail). Breaking from the traditional design of round lockets, this Russian-made silver piece gets an extra impact from its unique rectangular shape with curved sides. The eye-catching silhouette of the locket echoes the intricate patterning of the niello, giving the meticulously made design even more impact. Finely crafted with a featherlight feel in your hand, this piece is as unique as the memories stored inside. Bright patina with minimal surface wear to the gold setting. The pair of original frames holds photos tightly in place without glass or plastic inserts. Closes firmly with a satisfying snap. 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 […]