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Vintage Picasso lucite beads in marvelous gold amber browns and very reminiscent of the semiprecious stone tigereye but at a fraction of the cost.
I absolutely fell in love with these vintage 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. I'd never seen anything like these before and I purchased all that I could find at the time as I knew I wouldn't be back any time soon!

They're a Picasso style mottled lucite bead and the colors were rather difficult to reproduce but these photographs are very close to the actual color. They are a very 'shimmery' golden bead as you can see and no two are alike.

Price is for 8 of these 9mm beads which I 100% guarantee to be vintage and purchased in London in 1979 but are most likely from the 1950's -1960's.

They are wonderful when used to make earrings as they are light as a feather because they are made from resin.

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 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!

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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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Vintage LUCITE TIGEREYE Gold PICASSO Beads 9mm pkg 8 res419


  • Vintage Supply from the 1950s
  • Materials: lucite beads, resin beads, vintage lucite beads, vintage picasso beads, vintage tigerye picasso bead, recycled tigereye picasso bead, Japanese tigereye bead, recycled lucite Picasso bead, golden amber lucite bead
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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