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Genuine Antique Czech Saphiret Glass Brooch

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Posted 4 years ago

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Imitation may be the greatest form of flattery, but buying an imitation can be an expensive mistake. This Victorian brooch is a great example of genuine saphiret glass. The color changes from mauvish brown to aqua blue. This glass was made in Gablonz in the early part of the last century. Not all saphiret glass was faceted, but even the cabochons change color. Saphiret glass is all the rage now and it is just as rare as genuine Art Nouveau Pools of Light (undrilled rock crystals wrapped in sterling cigar bands) and Iris glass (where the stripes of color are embedded in the stones). We have seen a lot of jewelry listed for sale as saphiret glass that runs the gamut from aurora borealis coated rhinestones to dichrotic blue glass. If you are in the market for saphiret glass and in doubt simply ask the question, "What colors do you see when you move the glass in the light?" A genuine piece of saphiret glass is a rare and true find. Simply put, it trips the light fantastic. Happy hunting!

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  1. mrgvintage, 4 years ago
    Thank you for sharing this information. I would love to see some of your art deco pieces as I feel most of the jewelry from this era is truly exquisite.
  2. mymemine mymemine, 4 years ago
    Great Find!
    You Know I Love It
  3. sonrisamarie, 4 years ago
    I love the unusual colors. That's the kind of thing a collector looks for.Absolutely beautiful.
  4. Kitty Kitty, 4 years ago
    What a super piece of genuine antique Saphiret glass!!
    This is just the kind of antique costume jewelry I love to find too : )
    I will list some of my interesting costume pieces so I do hope you will take a look some time. Best wishes!! Kitty
  5. h boreham, 4 years ago
    i have a star made of saphiret ,,found at car boot several years ago,,,as the colour change very nice but no idea of value so kept ,,,
  6. bluemoon, 4 years ago
    GORGEOUS!!!
  7. Penny, 4 years ago
    After endless search to find out what the beautiful stones in my brooch were, I was so pleased to now know that they are saphiret. The brooch is in the shape of an anchor, set into brass. To me the stones shine like an ocean within the earth and I take every opportunity to wear it with pride.

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