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Northern silver niello from Veliky Ustyug will be on display at XV International Exhibition of Jewelry and Watch Brands Junwex, Moscow

The International Exhibition of Jewelry and Watch Brands JUNWEX Moscow will be held on September 25-29 with the support of the Russian Jewelry Trade Club, RosYuvelirExpert RIA and Yuvelirnaya Rossiya (Jewelry Russia) Publishing House.

The 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 jewelry exhibition in Moscow will showcase the works of the best jewelry masters from Russia, France, Italy, India, Hong Kong, Brazil, Turkey, China, Thailand, Poland, Israel and the United Arab Emirates.

The northern niello 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.

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