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Vintage Siam Sterling Jewelry

Popular from the 1950s into the 1970s, the silver and black Thai jewelry pieces were produced by many jewelry shops. Called "Niello" or "Nielloware", this jewelry is created by carving a design in the Sterling Silver. The carved sections are then filled with a sulfur/metals powder, and baked. The most popular design is of Mekkala, the Goddess of Lightning, who represents the Thai version (The Ramakien) 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 the wives or girlfriends of American soldiers stationed in Viet Nam or Thailand during the Viet Nam conflict period.

Note the mark"Siam" was used on these jewelry items from the early 1930s through the 1980s. This term represents the "Thai craftsmanship community."

Excellent reference website: The Siam Sterling Nielloware Site

Please note, our website is now closed.

Many of our vintage items will soon be available via auction. We have had one auction, and plan for another in January or February 2016. Please inquire for auction details if interested.

We thank all of our current and past customers. We are taking a hiatus due to other family obligations. If you are interested in any jewelry items, please feel free to inquire prior to our close date.

Vintage SIAM Sterling Brooch
Item #12259

Workdays or week-ends, you'll love the classic design of this wonderful Sterling Silver brooch marked <S>Siam Sterling. The brooch is vintage, and imported from Thailand. The oval-shaped brooch measures 1-5/8" x 1-1/4". The brooch features cut-out work on one side, and a large dancer on the other. Slightly tarnished, however polishes up nicely. In very good condition. A wonderful brooch of Siam Sterling, and collectible. We have matching vintage earrings available, too.

$16.00

Vintage Siam Sterling Ring-Size 5-1/2
Item #12178

Here is a vintage Siam Sterling ring, circa 1970s. Size 5-1/2, not adjustable. Features a dome style with engraved shank. Marked Thailand Sterling. In very good condition with little wear noted. Note: ring box is not included.

$24.00

Siam Sterling Large Oval Earrings
NMG #3969

This is a fabulous pair of Sterling clip earrings marked Sterling and Made in Siam. The vintage earrings probably date from the 1940's-1950's and were imported from Thailand. The Henriette oval shaped earrings measure 1-1/4" long and 3/4" wide. The earrings feature a black and silver design. The earrings are in excellent condition. This is a wonderful pair of Siam sterling silver earrings in an unusual design.

$25.00

Siam Sterling Silver Fan Earrings
NMG #3492

This is a fabulous pair of Sterling screwback earrings marked Sterling and Made in Siam. The vintage earrings probably date from the 1940's-1950's and were imported from Thailand. The Henriette fan-shaped earrings measure approx. 1 1/4" long and 3/4" wide. Can be easily converted to pierced earrings, if desired. The earrings feature a black and silver design. The earrings are in excellent condition. This is a wonderful pair of Siam sterling silver earrings in an unusual design.

$35.00

Vintage Siam Sterling Silver Earrings
Item #6187

A classic pair of vintage sterling silver clip earrings marked Siam Sterling. The earrings date from the 1940's-1950's and were imported from Thailand. These round shaped earrings measure 3/4" in diameter. The earrings feature two dancers on a black and silver etched design. Screwback style. The earrings are in excellent condition. This is a wonderful pair of Siam sterling silver earrings!
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Item #6187 $25.00


Vintage SIAM Sterling Brooch
Item #5065

 

Workdays or week-ends, you'll love the classic design of this wonderful Sterling Silver brooch marked Siam Sterling. The brooch is vintage, and imported from Thailand. The heart-shaped brooch measures 1-3/4" x 1/2". The brooch features cut-out work on one side, and a large dancer on the other. Slightly tarnished, however polishes up nicely. In very good condition. A wonderful brooch of Siam Sterling, and collectible! We have matching vintage earrings available, too.
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Item #5065 $45.00

 

 

Siam Sterling Silver Earrings
Item #3200

This is a wonderful pair of vintage sterling silver clip earrings marked Siam Sterling. The earrings date from the 1940's-1950's and were imported from Thailand. The diamond shaped earrings measure approx. 7/8" long and wide. The earrings feature two dancers on a black and silver design. The earrings are in excellent condition. This is a wonderful pair of Siam sterling silver earrings!
CLICK HERE FOR VIEW "A"
Item #3200 $35.00