Vintage Gray Hematite 950 Silver Pearl Niello Ring
Niello enamel and a large natural pearl set in hematite form this chunky vintage Art Deco era 950 sterling silver ring. The heavy ring has a natural gray iridescent pearl with a sterling embellishment set on a hematite oval stone background connecting to an engraved thick sterling band. An iridescent niello enamel accents grace the shoulders with the back band smooth. Totally unique, perfect for stacking and gothic all thrown into one.
Niello is a black mixture of copper, silver, and lead sulphides, used as an inlay on engraved or etched metal. It can be used for filling in designs cut from metal. The Egyptians are credited with originating niello decoration.
- Materials: Sterling Silver
- Gemstones: Pearl - 7mm
- Ring size: 7.25 US
- Hallmarks: Silver 950, Niello, 15
- Weight: 14 grams
- Condition: Very wearable condition, hematite is chipped and the pearl has a crack although all are secure in their setting. The niello enamel is all intact; the ring is left with the original patina