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Antique Opal Seed Bead Necklace 14k (2.5-3mm)Fiery Lavender

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    Posted 7 years ago

    Moonstonel…
    (765 items)

    This is one of my special hidden Fab Finds! This is a Victorian or earlier Natural Lavender (the colour is like a Royal Purple) Opal Bead necklace that measures 19.25 inches and each Opal is 2.5-3mm and the clasp was a later addition and is 14k Filigree...in Mint condition and I do wear it often...and feel extremely blessed to find such a rare gem.....this will be passed onto my youngest as this is her birthstone...hope you enjoy!

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    1. amandabuns amandabuns, 7 years ago
      Gorgeous!
    2. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 7 years ago
      Thank you...
    3. AmberRose AmberRose, 7 years ago
      You have the best stuff!!! I love everything. These just glow! Beautiful. As I told Agram (check out her collection, you will love) I want to come over and play dress up!
    4. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 7 years ago
      I would love that! I live in Southern Cali :) I like your taste also! I read your Bio...good stuff! I respect your opinion! I am an avid collector and all the incredible pieces come to me ...and stay! Where are you?
      Lee
    5. AmberRose AmberRose, 7 years ago
      I'm a Chicago gal. Baby sister is in San Francisco so maybe in your area? I am thinking of trying to get CW friends to converge somewhere this summer. Giant vintage market or...suggestions? I have to post some cinnabar I recently bought. Nothing near you beautiful pieces, but the color!
    6. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 7 years ago
      OMG I would love to be involved! Yes that's a date! The Rose Bowl in Pasadena...they have an Antique Swap Meet once a month...I have never been ..would Love to go! I have some Cinnebar! But not a collection...trying to get rid of! A bracelet and pendant...lol
    7. AmberRose AmberRose, 7 years ago
      Ha ha ha. I will email Hunter who I believe is a founder of CW and see if we can get the ball rolling. It would be so great to meet folks.
    8. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 7 years ago
      Awesome...what ever you need me to do...I will! Thank you for considering me...I am honoured! I am self taught and willing to learn more! WOW!
    9. AmberRose AmberRose, 7 years ago
      I will take you up on that! Talk to you soon, good night!
    10. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 7 years ago
      Good night!
    11. Stillwater Stillwater, 7 years ago
      Its a new necklace actually, see how the string is brand new and clean? The clasp is also very recent.
    12. Stillwater Stillwater, 7 years ago
      Still its very lovely, very desirable piece
    13. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 7 years ago
      Actually, this necklace is over 100 years old and I knew the lady who traded with me. She said this was her Great Grandmothers and passed down. So you might be correct in saying the string is newer...I did say the clasp was later addition. :)
    14. Stillwater Stillwater, 7 years ago
      I'm going to play devil's advocate jewelry detective here:

      The fact that its knotted at every bead makes me wary, usually that is done when the piece is made. Another thing is their clarity, opals become cloudier with age and these have very high translucency.

      You said its in mint condition, no wear, no fissures, no scratching? Aside from the story. what is it thats making you think its so old? Because you know what they say, "never, ever buy the story."

      In this case you'd look at the beads LAST to tell how old it is, since beads can be made anytime, but we can't go by everything else because its allegedly all been replaced. So what is telling you that its over a hundred years old?
    15. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 7 years ago
      Magnificent!!! : )
    16. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 7 years ago
      Thank you birdie, and miKKoChristmas11 for the loving!!!!
    17. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 6 years ago
      Manikin, thank you for your loving xoxoxoxo
    18. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 6 years ago
      vintagemad, thank you for the loving xoxoxoxo
    19. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 6 years ago
      miKKoChristmas11, sorry did not catch your comment ...they are out of this world...xoxoxoxo
    20. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 6 years ago
      miKKoChristmas11, thank you for your loving xoxoxoxo
    21. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 6 years ago
      Thanks so much, Moonstonelover!!! They're spectacular indeed! I understand. I don't have the strength right now to check my own listings. Just saw your comment, and had to visit, and then I got lost - as per usual - in your kingdom of fine jewels. Have to make a quick visit to dear Manikin's page and then the arms bid me sign off. Take care! : D
    22. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 6 years ago
      miKKoChristmas11, thank you for taking the time to look at my postings!!! I am ever so grateful :))) I am a humble collector...and love what I do. I also love to make others happy .... please keep smiling and know that we are a click away!!!
      Lee :))
    23. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 6 years ago
      Athena05, thank you for the loving !!!
    24. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 6 years ago
      Nadia, XOXOXO
    25. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 6 years ago
      I so love this one.
    26. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 6 years ago
      Nadia, we know u have exquisite taste. I feel like the glassware I am starting to collect is like fine gemstones. I have this in the safe. I used to wear it all the time. Xoxoxo
    27. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 6 years ago
      Wow, huge compliment, thank you... I LOVE your jewelry AND glassware...
    28. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 6 years ago
      Nadia, I love your kitties and you even more gorgeous. Xoxo
    29. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 6 years ago
      Thanks love :)
    30. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 6 years ago
      aldo78, XOXOX
    31. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Uuuhuhuhu... WANT THEM! :-))
    32. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 5 years ago
      kyratango, I love this necklace too...it looks amazing on...XO
    33. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 4 years ago
      Aura, many thanks
    34. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 3 years ago
      I think I have loved this before but now I will love it again. It's stunning!

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