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    Posted 3 months ago

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    I am guessing these beads are plastic given their light weight, not cool to the touch and the bubbles inside. But then I see the great amount of time and materials that were used to encase each bead into a sterling frame and the careful indivdual linking. So I'm asking your opinions!! Thus far I've not seen any marks and yes this is from the estate of the WW2 nurse! Hope ya'll are doing well. I myself am getting double vision from doing so much reading of vintage research and finally finishing up packaging of nearly 400 piece of jewelry!! Just using this down time to work on organizing my vintage. Which extends beyond jewelry!! Thanks for reading! Peace and love, Trish

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    1. Gillian, 3 months ago
      Hi, It would help if we could see the closure. The first photo shows that it could be molded lucite, there's a little flower on the top of one of the beads(?) There is such a thing as an intended bubble in glass.
    2. Gillian, 3 months ago
      I can't see any molded seams, whatever it is you can see the facets too. A bubble, and a flower on the top eh?
    3. tharless62 tharless62, 3 months ago
      Hi Gillian! Thanks so much for your replies. First off, there isn't a clasp. It came apart when it got caught on something, but there wasn't ever a clasp closure. It's just a pullover necklace. Whatever the proper term for that is!!! Upon doing a photo zoom I DO see that those are not bubbles but they are flowers! So the square bead is like a pyramid on both sides, again improper jewelry terminology!, and it does appear to be a flower design in the middle of each bead. So now that makes it even more intricate AND interesting! I just thought it was interesting how each bead is encased in sterling with attached clasp and then a seperate ring attached it to the next bead. That's a great deal of craftsmanship, I think!! This came from an estate of a husband and wife that both served in WW2 and traveled the world. There was a fair amount of jewelry from Czech, Japan and Germany. Now I am even dar more curious about this! The beads themselves aren't in stunning condition but I suppose with a proper polishing tool that might restore it's luster.
    4. Gillian, 3 months ago
      Hi again,
      My mistake - I believe it's called an intentional bubble.

      I don't think you should use any type of polishing "tool", which makes me thing of something like a sander! No washing it either. The water could get inside the metal binding. The metal is quite beat up. How do you know it's sterling silver?
    5. tharless62 tharless62, 3 months ago
      I'm a little confused about your comment on the metal condition, its not beat up at all!! In fact the metal is in excellent condition!! Now the beads, well they are beat up! And no I would not use a sander!! I would use a polishing tool. Like a soft dremel attachment, something similar to what a manicurist would use to polish/ buff. Maybe saying buffing is a better term!!

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