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    Posted 3 years ago

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    This is an interesting estate find that made me all excited. So lovely and delicate. I tried to solve the mystery of the stones by method of errors and trials. I believe the oblong ones are natural Aquamarine with subtle inclusions. But what about the smaller with opalescent glow?

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    1. sightseer, 3 years ago
      Hi there, I suspect that they are labradorite stones, which have a very bluey / rainbow-like adularescense, or mysterious glow, similar to the effect in moonstones.

      In fact, looking on google, the term is called labradorescence!

      Beautiful necklace, I love these carved gem stones.
    2. Kukabura Kukabura, 3 years ago
      Thank you very much for a useful and helpful hint! I will explore further from the angle of “Labradorescence”.
    3. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 3 years ago
      This is very nice,
      love carved stones as well!
    4. Kukabura Kukabura, 3 years ago
      Dear sightseer, thank you for helping me in solving the mystery of these stones!
    5. valentino97 valentino97, 3 years ago
      I think this is a fairly new necklace using a mixture of old clasp and semi-precious beads and pearls. Why? Because if this was a truly vintage (meaning 30 yrs old?) the brown pearls would be better quality - not flat on one side. Amazonite, Aquamarine, Labordorite, brown pearls. It's a very beautiful necklace. One other thing to point out is that if this was 30 yrs old they would have taken pains to use a white or beige thread so you would not see the color thru the beads.

      I don't think you asked if this was vintage and I hope I haven't offended you! I have a "store" in my apartment of beads and components. I love making and restringing items that show off beads to their absolute best.
    6. Kukabura Kukabura, 3 years ago
      Come to think of it, the pearls do look newer! Thank you for pointing out little things that make all the difference and help distinguish between true vintage and vintage-looking jewelry.

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