Posted 8 years ago
I believe these earrings are old and art deco. They are marked 830 which means they are silver and probably old european. The beads have a wonderful rich opaque yellow colour that make me think of eggyolk. The seller thought it might be amber but I have a feeling it´s not, I bought it with the intention that it was art deco and stone or some sort of early plastic. I don´t know if it´s stone (some sort of calcedon?) or an early plastic like maybe catalin. I need some ideas from you on this.
I´ve noticed this: they give away a very mild and vague smell of perfume/pine/medicin (sorry I´m not god with discribing smells) when put in a plastic bag and then opened. It doesn´t smell more from warm water. It feels hard and stonelike and seams to be brittle as there are some small cracks in the beads in some places, but not a lot. It looks like a hard material that´s been cut into round beads. Any thoughts and ideas from you are welcome! I haven´t been able to find simichrome polish nor 409 cleaner in my country yet...