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Vintage recycled deep rich lapis blue moonglow lucite beads that are just gorgeous! These are not 'new' vintage beads but old and a luscious color quite hard to find these days.
Lucite, introduced by DuPont in 1937, was cheaper to produce and therefore replaced bakelite for use in costume jewelry as early as the very early 1940's. The 'moonglow' style of lucite is very recognizable by the 'glow' that it has and is now considered quite collectible.

I absolutely fell in love with these beads when we found them in 1979 in London during one of our very first buying trips there to the antique district on Portobello Road. They were in some vintage costume jewelry from the 1960's and luckily, I was able to acquire a few strands and just decided to list them.

Price is for 6 of these beads which I 100% guarantee to be vintage and purchased in London in 1979 but are undoubtedly from the 1950's.

I sold many of these lucite or resin beads through the Smithsonian Institution's museum shop and mail order catalog during the 1980's and they were also featured in trunk shows at Bloomingdales and Saks Fifth Avenue during this same time period.

You'll never see vintage resin beads like this nowadays at your neighborhood "gem show"!

You can read more about my career as a jewelry designer in my profile page!

Frequently asked questions about EurekaEureka

We sell vintage products that in most cases cannot be replaced. The quality and uniqueness of our items does not allow for negotiation on prices.
While we may offer special promotional sales from time to time (such as free shipping on orders at our discretion ), our inventory prices are final as listed.
Dr. Joel E. Arem has more than 60 years of experience in the world of gems and minerals. He is widely regarded as one of the leading authorities in the world on colored gemstones. After obtaining his Ph.D. in Mineralogy from Harvard University, he went on to publish numerous books that are still among the most widely used references and guidebooks on crystals, gems and minerals in the world.
The Color Encyclopedia of Gemstones has for more than 30 years been the world's most authoritative source of information on (and pictures of) gemstones, including many of the rare gems, such as andalusite.
You can feel 100% confident purchasing from us!
Visit Joel's own website for more information about his credentials http://www.joelarem.com
TO RETURN ITEMS:
Arem Designs
P.O. Box 5056
Laytonsville, Md.
20882
Once we receive your returned items, we will issue you a credit to your PayPal account MINUS your shipping costs to return them

TO SEND A MONEY ORDER: Please make it out to:
Debby Arem
and mail it to me at P.O. Box 5056 Laytonsville, Maryland 20882.
We will notify you as soon as it arrives and your order will be shipped. Edit
Giving a Gift?
I am more than happy to mail your purchase directly to the gift recipient!
Just add their shipping address in NOTES TO SELLER when you check out, and let me know that it is a gift. And of course I will NOT include a sales receipt in their package.

I am happy to include a gift enclosure with your message on it. Just let me know what you'd like me to write for you.

Vintage LAPIS BLUE MOONGLOW Beads 12mm pkg6 res339


Overview

  • Vintage Supply from the 1950s
  • Materials: vintage lucite beads, plastic beads, moonglow beads, lapis blue beads, moonglow, lucite beadse, blue moonglow beads, lapis blue pearl plastic beads, blue plastic beads, recycled blue moonglow beads, recycled blue lucite bead, recycled blue moonglow
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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