Niello

Niello is a black substance that is a mixture of the alloys copper, silver and lead sulphides. It was used as an inlay on etched and engraved metals. The technique dates back over a 3000 years. Because of the high contrast, silver was often used as the base. Any number of items were decorated with niello including chains, lockets, earrings, brooches among others during the Victorian Era.

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