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    Posted 3 years ago

    vintiquech…
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    I bought this at a market a few weeks ago & just love it! There were a few faceted beads on it that didn't look right and the beads were strung in the wrong order so I restrung it on the same string, putting the beads in the right order. The clasp is faceted so probably isn't original to the smooth beads, but is is one with a concealed screw together clasp inside.
    It is 31 inches long and the big bead at the front is approx 1 & 1/4 inches long.
    I tested it with simichrome and there was no sign of bakelite so I think they might be faturan or similar. They didn't float in salt water but I don't know if I added enough salt, and they don't turn opaque under UV light.
    It doesn't really matter to me as I love them no matter what they are made of and they are obviously very old and not the more recent moulded simulations of cherry amber.

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    1. valentino97 valentino97, 3 years ago
      I just looked up faturan "a phenol and formaldehyde based plastic", which bakelite is - maybe faturan is just a few molecules different in the chemist's brew? Your beads are very special and beautiful - I love them! Nice restring too.
    2. vintiquechique vintiquechique, 3 years ago
      Thank you Valentino97!
      I also looked it up, interesting history!
    3. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
      Good job in restringing that yummy necklace!!!
      I love it :-))
    4. vintiquechique vintiquechique, 3 years ago
      Thanks kyratango! I love it too :)
    5. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 3 years ago
      Most beautyful!
    6. vintiquechique vintiquechique, 3 years ago
      Thank you Elisabethan! :)

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