Northern silver niello from Veliky Ustyug (Vologda Region) was on display at XXIX International Exhibition JUNWEХ, St. Petersburg.
JUNWEX PETERSBURG exhibition was established by Media-Holding JUNWEX in late 90s. Since then it has grown and became one of the main jewellery events of Russian jewellery industry.
XXIX International Exhibition JUNWEX was held on February 3-7, 2021. The exhibition JUNWEХ ST. PETERSBURG showed companies both from Russia and from all over the world. The exhibition took place at the largest exhibition area in the city. Over 450 companies showed their best products including jewellery, clocks, tableware, promotional and souvenir gifts and a lot more.
JUNWEX PETERSBURG exhibition is not only the largest and most prestigious in Russia, it helps enterprises manufacturing jewelry products, industry trade experts, and companies working in the field of jewelry technologies, equipment, packaging and software expand their business to the CIS states, Baltic States and throughout the world.
The northern niello from Veliky Ustyug is one of the most unique handicrafts which has gained the world fame. Niello is a kind of original copper-plate engraving, first the article is engraved, then it is covered with niello, then it is heated, niello melts, after the article gets cold it is cleaned and buffed. Source material is silver.
The flourishing of this art in Veliky Ustyug dates from the 17th-18th centuries when the market of Veliky Ustyug was on the rise. Later the town became a major centre for jeweller's art, namely production of niello adornments.Photo: vk.com/of.sevchern