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    Posted 1 year ago

    Angus100
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    This was passed down to me, feels like ceramic beads. 14"" long, each bead is about a 1/4" in diameter. It's a bit snug on me, so I do not wear it. The decoration appears to be white with gold swirls, believe it to be painted rather than part of a glaze. I know it belonged to my maternal grandmother, born in 1904. The catch appears to be brass. Curious about origins and value.
    Thank you

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    1. Hollyhocks Hollyhocks, 1 year ago
      Hello Angus 100, These are old Venetian glass beads, they probably don't look like glass to you but they are. The " glitter " in them is called aventurine. My estimate would be from the 1920s. You could get them restrung with a small seed bead in between which would probably bring them up to a wearable length. They are very nice collectable beads. Sue.
    2. Angus100 Angus100, 1 year ago
      Thank you so much.. my mom had bought up Venetian glass, but did not think these were the same thing !

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