Posted 5 years ago
I bought these two necklaces off eBay seperately last year. I don't know much about them. They are similar and I love them both.
I was trying to research when carnival glass was used in jewellery in general. One blog I read said it was used in mourning style jewellery in the late 19th century and was used in jewellery till it lost popularity to AB glass in the 50s and has been revived since in the 70s and 80s. Does that sound about accurate? I didn't find any other sources of information on the jewellery side of carnival glass history.
And specifically what about my necklaces? The one with the brass clasp has more scratches, I guess it was worn more. But the other one with the barrel clasp just looks a bit newer to me. Any clues in the age of these?
Also they both have a clear bead line type thread. Does this help date them, or could they have been restrung?
I really appreciate any thoughts on this :-)
I'm looking forward to finding new leads to research!