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Glass Jewelry121 of 150Art deco czech glass necklaceVintage Glass Beads on Wire
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Posted 5 years ago


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These four are just a very small part of my glass necklace collection.
I love glass necklaces. They feel much different than plastics.
When you wear glass jewelry, you just feel the weight and the quality of the piece.
I'm not sure when or where these were made, maybe in the fifties or sixties. I think they might be once again from japan.
The one difficulty I sometimes have, is to tell the difference between glass jewelry and stone. They weigh and feel the same to me.
If someone knows a trick to see the difference, feel free to tell me.


  1. valentino97 valentino97, 5 years ago

    This is interesting - talks about looking at size (smaller stone in general) of bead hole which will show a frosting effect if it's glass - chipping around drilling if it's stone. Gives you some other good basic guidelines - for instance: grab some glass beads and rattle them together. Now you have a glass sound that you can compare to the next strand of beads you want to test.

    In my experience glass beads and stone beads LOOK different. Glass might have bubbles, or dye lines but stone usually looks denser. I've also noticed that glass usually stays polished but some stone beads will dull after awhile.
  2. valentino97 valentino97, 5 years ago
    Love these necklaces - and great photos of them!
  3. Newtimes Newtimes, 5 years ago
    Well thanks a lot for the link valentino97, I think I will manage to tell the difference now. I will go on a small ivestigation tour in my collection today. :-)
    I've had the pictures for a long time.
    When I first got these necklaces, I wanted to sell some of them. But then again I decided never to sell something I love.
    You can always find ways to get money if you need it, but its hard to find things you really like.
    I'm a lot happier when I can give something away to a friend who appreciates it as much as I do.
  4. Newtimes Newtimes, 5 years ago
    Thanks valentino97, vetraio50 and mustangtony for loving it
  5. valentino97 valentino97, 5 years ago
    Yes I agree! Giving something to the perfect person is a way of sharing history. Plus, you gave them something they can't find anywhere else. I still need to send you your ciccada - I waited until after Christmas because post office was a horror scene. Will email you when he's in the mail.

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