Circa: 1930's - 1940's
Material: Sterling silver with 'Niello' finish
Size: 6" inside measurement w/ additional 1" opening, 2 7/8" top to bottom at widest point
Condition: perfect. can be polished upon request
Description: This is a striking wide cuff bracelet .wonderful with a basic black dress or blue jeans. Not marked but tested and guaranteed to be sterling.
Siam sterling - Usually silver and black , these Thai pieces were popular in the 1950s through '70s. It is technically "Nielloware", created by carving out areas of the silver, and baking a sulfur/metals powder in the carved out areas. The design often displays Mekkala, the Goddess of Lightning, and represents the Thai version of the Buddhist and Hindu Indian legend, Ramayama, about a prince, his wife, his parents (King and Queen of Siam), and the evil king of Ceylon. This jewelry was often sent to American wives/girlfriends from their soldier-husbands/boyfriends on leave from fighting in Korea and Viet Nam. Note that the term “Siam” was used on items from the 1930s well into the 1980s , even after Siam was re-named Thailand. The term “Siam” was used to represent the Thai craftsmanship community”.