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    Posted 2 years ago

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    Beautiful 3-strand necklace, flea market find from today. I paid 3 EUR for this beauty! Pity there is no mark, but I am sure this is a higher-quality stuff.
    The necklace is heavy. The black stone on the clasp is prong-set, but it does not appear to be glass, its relatively warm, more like plastic.
    Length without the clasp: the shortest strand cca 45 cm, the longest one cca 60 cm.
    1950s / 1960s?

    What puzzles me are the beads. The "red/black/green" ones are heavy and cold to touch, I would say either glass, or, probably, natural stone. Could this be jasper? Did they use natural stones in such necklaces?
    The black matte beads are a mystery to me. They are cold, but I dont think they are glass...nor metal. They are not the same shape. When tapped, they give a higher sound. What can be the material used?
    I would be very thankful for your opinion on the necklace!!

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    1. bijoucaillouvintage bijoucaillouvintage, 2 years ago
      I can't help you identifying, but it's a very beautiful necklace, I love the red/black/green and the matte / iridescent mix!
    2. lentilka11, 2 years ago
      I agree! My new favorite. Glad you like it!!
    3. pebble pebble, 2 years ago
      Oh, pretty pretty! Interested to see what people say about the beads.
    4. lentilka11, 2 years ago
      thank you pebble!
    5. valentino97 valentino97, 2 years ago
      I think the red/green/bk beads are glass from Italy. I've seen this color mix before. I love them! Not sure about the black beads, sorry I haven't tried sound testing. I think hard, brittle beads would give a higher tone. Maybe basalt? Lava?
    6. lentilka11, 2 years ago
      Thank you valentino!! So very interesting - yep, come to think of it it might be basalt / lava thingy!!

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