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Vintage German clear glass beads with little gold dots for sparkle unlike any I've ever seen before.
I had a very similar German pressed glass bead in my shop about a year ago but it was in black and I had totally forgotten that I also had a small number of clear ones with the same gold dots.

The way that this type of bead was made ( pressed glass ) is fascinating! The glass that was going to be used was first heated on a mandrel (rod) in much the same way that lamp work beads are made today.
A 'press' which almost resembled tongs used to cook with, was then wrapped around the molten glass to form the desired shape. Many times, VERY detailed impressions were on the ends of these tongs that were used in these vintage West German ' pressed' glass beads so that the final bead looked almost as if it were 'etched' or 'carved'.

Price is for 8 of these 8.5mm x4mm glass beads that we 100% guarantee are vintage German pressed glass from the 1950's.

I sold many of these vintage glass 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 beads like this nowadays at your neighborhood "gem show"!

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Dr.Joel Arem, Ph.D, FGA
Debby Arem

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
Arem Designs
P.O. Box 5056
Laytonsville, Md.
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.
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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.

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Vintage Glass Beads GOLD DOTS SPACERS 8.5mm pkg 8 gl724


  • Vintage Supply from the 1950s
  • Materials: vintage german glass beads, vintage german gold glass beads, clear glass spacer bead, pressed glass spacer bead, recycled glass spacer bead, recycled gold glass bead, vintage gold glass bead
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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