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Twelve (12) vintage glass cabochons in transparent "Hyazinth AB", which is a vibrant transparent orange with an aurora borealis finish. The AB coating lends flashes of amber and blue when the light hits. These stones have flat gold foiled backs, and measure 13x18mm each.

They were manufactured in West Germany from the 1950's - 1970's for the costume jewelry trade; they were meant to resemble gemstones, which is evidenced by quirky color names like "saphyr" and "topas". The stones show typical wear for glass of this age, such as foil flaking or small nicks around the edges; this does not detract from their beauty or elegance.

I use these pieces in my own work which you can view at my other Etsy shop: http://beadmask.etsy.com
As you can see, I typically set them in seed beaded bezels, vintage filigrees or leather. They are also excellent for mounting, gluing, wrapping, altered art and whatever else your imagination can stir up!

12 Vintage Glass Cabochons - 13x18mm Hyazinth Orange AB


  • Vintage Supply from the 1960s
  • Material: glass
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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