Niello is a black mixture of sterling pure silver, copper, lead, and sulfur. The mixture is placed into engraved lines and then melted and graded. Silver Niello jewelry is still produced in the province of Van in Turkey as an important economic resource. Silver Niello jewelry produced under the influence of the art of Urartu has become a traditional symbol of Van. This study aims to explain the art of Niello which is applied as a jewelry ornamenting technique in Van. For this purpose, firstly the different Niello techniques will be described, then the implementation stages and techniques will be presented with photographs. Within this scope, the motifs used in the silver Niello work produced in Van will be explained, and photographs of silver products will be presented.
Keywords: Jewelry, Niello, Van, Handcraft, Silver Work