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This is payment one of two. $71.00 down with a balance of $71 paid within 30 days.

Oh,so pretty is this gorgeous Art Deco strand.The beautiful hand cut rock crystal beads shimmer between the aqua stone beads.The color will take your breath away.
Stands like these were higher end necklaces.Ive seen them with a few different stone beads.Opals are the most common-fire opals,black opals and pink and blue peruvian opals.Ive also seen them in jadeite and most recently from another great seller in amazonite:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/91175585/antique-graduated-amazonite-and-rock
I think these could also be amazonite but Im also leaning towards peruvian opal as they are that true sea foam green.They have markings like fine jadeite and if the beads were just a touch less blue Id consider jadeite.The markings are similar.Each bead is different as it is gemstone.Some have blushes of color on a creamy background(think moss in the snow style),some have deep teal markings and a few have honey veining.Ill probably take it in at some point to have it looked over.
You just have to see it to believe it or trust me when I say it is totally amazing.It is the most appealing shade of blue-green Ive ever laid eyeson! It really is nothing like the photos which make it look washed out.It is not.It is a saturated shade most like the 2 far left photos in the collage or picture 2 but darker.
The necklace is heavy at just over 73 grams and long opera length at 28"
Im never good at mm measurements because I feel they arent accurate enough without a mm guage.Id estimate the beads to graduate from 5mm to about 12mm.The center bead is around 1/2" and the smallest about 1/4"
Ive seen necklaces like these sell into the thousands depending on the stone so rest assured you are getting a quality antique piece!

Random tidbit of the day:
Rock crystal is better known as quartz (Silicon dioxide).It is the most common mineral on earth.Amethyst and Citrine are varieties of quartz.
Not everything listed as crystal is rock crystal.Lead crystal and glass are often mistaken for genuine rock crystal.Pull out that loupe and look! Rock crystal will normally have inclusions (like a diamond) seen under magnification.
Rock crystal was a very common gemstone used in antique jewerly and is prized for its clarity and sparkle.True antique rock crystal is very collectable and beautiful.Collectors can normally pick out rock crystal due to its "glow."

RESERVED Payment 1 of 2 Fine make rock crystal and amonozite or peruvian opal strand 14k clasp Italian

Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1930s
  • Materials: rock crystal, aqua gemstone beads, gold clasp
  • Feedback: 840 reviews
  • Only ships to United States from North Carolina, United States.
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