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Posted 4 years ago


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I bought this amber necklace together with the coral one on a flea market some weeks ago. My husband didn' like it but for the price they asked I just couldn't let it go.
It is in perfect condition (you cant see that because the tubes dont stay in one line, but it is) and you can even see some bugs in some of the 'tubes'. It still has the original clasp.
This butterscotch color is my favorite shade of amber. I dont really like the more dark see through variety with bubbles and glittery things.
The one thing I dont like about this necklace is you just cant align the tubes one to another! The thread is too tight. So maybe if I restring it I could solve my problem. For now I just leave it like it is.
I think its from the fourties or early fifties. What do you think?

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  1. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 4 years ago
    Love the cone shape!! I think 1960's or 70's
  2. valentino97 valentino97, 4 years ago
    If you decide to restring it, put a tiny bead - for instance a size 15 from an old broken steel-cut beaded purse between each tube. They won't show up too much but give just a little space for movement. That's what I did w/my green pyramid necklace from the 1930's. Maybe you can make out that detail. I would use the bronze colored steel-cuts to keep the subtle butterscotch color you like best. Also, I like to use the #6 or #8 fishing line "Fireline" because it has some drape but doesn't stretch. WHATEVER thread you decide to use, before you crimp it hang it for 24-hours for stretch. Then crimp....and ENJOY!! LOVELY!
  3. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 4 years ago
    valentino97, I agree with her....restring it where ii moves and put spacers in between...gorgeous!
  4. Newtimes Newtimes, 4 years ago
    Thanks valentino and moonstonelover for your loving and for your opinion. I like the idea of the tiny space beads, that might really work.
    I just looked up fireline, and it looks just great. I have never seen that here, but I m sure I can find it somewhere. Thanks a lot!
  5. valentino97 valentino97, 4 years ago
    If you can't find it, look to see other types of fishing line are available for you. To give you an comparision - it costs me $12.00 for 114 meter roll. I mentioned Fireline because it's fairly cheap here and works well. There are other fishing lines that DON'T work. I prefer Fireline to braided beading wire because it drapes well. I use braided products such as Softflex for heavy beads but your amber isn't.
  6. Agram.m Agram.m, 4 years ago
    Beautiful, some sunshine light in this necklace.
  7. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 4 years ago
    I love the shape.
  8. inky inky, 4 years ago
    My mum had one very similar and that was from the 40's.... love yours it's beautiful...:-)
  9. Newtimes Newtimes, 4 years ago
    Thanks Agram, DrFluffy, inky, Sean68, vetraio50 and mustangtony for loving and your comments my necklace.
    Inky, I would love to see your mom's necklace. Thanks for your opinion.

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