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    Posted 6 years ago

    Elisabethan
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    I bought this bead necklace as well. It is 65 cm long (25,6 inches) and has some weight to it. The clasp is broken and the temporary mending that someone has done seams to be somewhat old not new. The beads are glass, any ideas about these would be grate.
    The beads are green with brown/black spots and there are knots between the beads. I think it is of some quality but I have no idea about age or origin.

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    1. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 6 years ago
      Thanks for love nutsabotas6, aghcollect and mikelv85!
    2. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Beautiful flapper's length necklace, I've never seen a stone like this!
      Examine it extensively with a loop, seeking if there is any bubble in it, it may be a kind of glass :-)
    3. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 6 years ago
      That is really pretty! I'm a bit partial to green things, anyway... To me, the beads resemble a sort of malachite glass. Hold a strong light up to the beads and see what they look like all lit up. It is quality. :-) I wonder if the barrel clasp is original or just the temp repair.
    4. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 6 years ago
      OAS - I wonder what sort of original clasp was on it. All in all, it's a fine piece of jewelry.
    5. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 6 years ago
      Hi Elizabeth. First thing I thought when I saw these was Malachite, but only because it looks like what I've seen on eBay but i don't own any. It's very nice.
    6. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 6 years ago
      Hello dear jewelry friends! I am happy for all ideas and responses you have given me. I have thoroughly gone over all beads again with a loop and found a few tiny bubbles so this is a glassbead necklace. Looking at the knots that hold the rest of the clasp the nearest thing is to think that it is the original one, but ofcourse it's a possibility that it's not. The type of boxclasp refered to here would look nicer ofcourse. I'll try to find an old one to buy somewhere and that will be a renovation project to look forward to.

      Thankyou kyratango, oldandsilly, efesgirl and vintagefran for input and ideas and love.

      Thanks for love Newtimes, racer4you, peasejean55, Trey, and Rick55!
    7. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      You're very welcome! I suspected glass too :-)
    8. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 6 years ago
      Yes you did Kyratango, that's why I went over the necklace with the loop again :)
    9. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 6 years ago
      Thankyou oldandsilly :)
    10. Agram.m Agram.m, 6 years ago
      It could be green Jasper
    11. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Translucent+bubbles....
    12. inky inky, 6 years ago
      Love the colour....:-)
    13. valentino97 valentino97, 6 years ago
      Maybe this is a 1930's "made to imitate jade" item. Some of those were sold with nice sterling clasps that someone might have wanted over the years for a new project.
    14. BetteLew BetteLew, 6 years ago
      I just posted a similar necklace! Check it out. It has a box clasp.
    15. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 6 years ago
      Yes Valentino I think you might be right that it's imitating jade. Thanks :).
      BetteLew thankyou, your necklace is very nice. Is it also glass?
    16. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 6 years ago
      Thankyou everyone for loving this!
    17. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 4 years ago
      Ahanninger thankyou!

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