Crystals

Crystal is currently a hot item nationally and vintage crystal is still a bargain compared to buying new crystal (assuming you could find the same cuts and colors) before you even consider the time and/or cost involved in stringing.  Before I got interested in vintage jewelry I had NO idea that crystal was available is such a wide range of colors and cuts.  Enjoy!   

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Description: Triple Strand Multi Pastel/Vitrail Medium Bead Necklace - This piece uses a number of colors (pink, mint green, light blue AB, aqua) mixed in with watermelon (vitrail medium - flashes of olive, fuchsia and black diamond) in unusual and probably expensive and irreplaceable cuts. All strands end in usual rhinestone set terminals, with an adjustable length hook clasp and tail. Shortest strand adjusts to 16 1/2" maximum, which should fit most necks, however, it would not be difficult to add length to the tail. The beads graduate in size, with the largest and most interesting beads at the center. Of particular interest are the vitrail and mint green lozenge beads and the pink "flattened" rounds (often found in Vendome necklaces). Whether you are buying this to wear as made or taking apart to use the beads for other designs, I think you will find this to be a very nice necklace for the price.

Item: CN1-148

Price: $39.50 US

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Description: Argented Half Coat Specialty Cut Triple Strand Necklace, Bracelet and Earrings Set - I have never seen beads faceted like this, so I don't know what to call them, but they are unusual. Clear glass with half the bead coated in silver, so that every time the beads move on the strand they catch the light differently, very sparkly and pretty. Triple strand necklace is strung on chain and adjusts up to 17". The triple strand memory wire bracelet should fit all but a very large wrist. The earrings are clip, about 1" in diameter, and could easily be made into a more modern style if this button style isn't your thang. Triple strand necks are currently still quite trendy. Excellent price, I don't think I could buy the components and make this myself for this price, assuming I could actually find the same beads on the contemporary market.

Item: CS1-146

Price: $60.00 US

Sorry, SOLD!

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Description: Faux Alexandrite Glass Specialty Bead Necklace and Earrings Set - I have taken photos of this in fluorescent lighting and indirect sunlight so that you can see the color change. Beautifully faceted barrell shaped beads are separated by two clear glass bicones. This was originally strung on chain but needed restringing; in the process I decided to make matching pierced earrings. Necklace is 27" and has a silvertone safety clasp that is set with four small marcasites? and is marked 800; also, there is a tiny signature but it is unreadable. The earrings are post, 1 1/4". Breathtaking in the sunlight or even in incandescent lighting.

Item: CS1-145

Price: $125.00 US

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Description: BiColor Crystal bead Necklace and Earrings Set - When I purchased this I thought this necklace was light and dark purple, imagine my surprise when I got this home and it was light blue and fuchsia! So this may have some color change properties depending on the lighting you are in. At any rate, this kind of yin-yang thing has always fascinated me, and certainly this is not your "usual" crystal bead set. The clasp was broken when I purchased this so I have restrung, and you should get many years of wearing pleasure out of it. Necklace is a two strand, all beads are aurora borealised, top strand is 17 1/2", bottom is 18". Matching clip earrings are about 1 3/8" x 5/8". Excellent condition, nice weighty feel on necklace.

Item: CS1-142

Price: $69.50/set US

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Description: Green and Clear Czech Type Glass Bead Necklace - This beautiful green is just this side of bottle green. The beads range from 3/16" to 9/16", necklace measures about 16". Original clasp, we have restrung on beadalon for your security.

Item: CN1-137

Price: $29.50 US

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Description: Colorado Topaz Aurora Borealis Glass Bead Fringed Necklace - Wow, what a beautiful color and flattering style. slightly graduating beads on the chain are separated by either goldtone crimp beads or findings from which the fringe beads dangle. Adjustable hook and bead chain, to about 17" maximum. Chain beads range from about 5/16" to 6/16", with fringe beads being about 1/2" in diameter. Excellent condition, with only a little darkening to fringe dangle findings.

Item: CN1-138

Price: $54.50 US

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Description: Jonquil Aurora Borealis Crystal Dangle Brooch - I love yellow jewelry, and it is fairly difficult to find. This uses briolette shaped crystal beads in two rows surrounding a central round bead, with small rounds used around the edges to fill in the design. Three briolettes also dangle from the bottom. Goldtone setting, excellent condition, with just a little plating darkening on the back.

Item: CP1-135

Price: $39.50 US

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Description: Fancy Dangling Jonquil Aurora Borealis Crystal Bead/Rhinestone Earrings - Two dangling round yellow AB beads dangle from older style goldtone chain, and are topped with rhinestone set bead caps with jonquil rhinestones and yellow enamel, as well as a clear rhinestone rondelle and a yellow bicone bead. All is suspended from another smaller yellow AB crystal bead. Goldtone, clipback, about 2" long. Very sparkly and pretty! Excellent condition.

Item: CE1-134

Price: $29.50 US

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Description: Olivine AB Briolette Crystal Dangle Earrings - Simple but elegant, these briolettes dangle on goldtone chain from a single olivine rhinestone. Clipbacks, about 1 5/8". Very wearable, excellent condition.

Item: CE1-133

Price: $14.50 US

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Description: Rock Crystal Necklace Strung on Chain - The best rock crystal necklace I have ever had. Graduated from 8mm to 16+mm "beads", strung on foxtail chain, safety type push-in clasp (not marked sterling but is the same kind that I have had in the past marked sterling.) 20" long, excellent condition.

Item: CN1-109

Price: $125.00 US

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Description: Long Czech Cut Aqua and Clear Crystal Bead Necklace - Though this doesn't have the crispness of faceting and quality of top quality Czech glass, this still is a beautiful color; the beads graduate to a whopping 15mm x 22mm for the largest bead, and the entire necklace measures 24". This deep aqua color is a perennial fashion favorite and for those seeking longer strands this is an excellent value. Original stringing, spring ring clasp.

Item: CN1-0084

Price: $49.50 US

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Description: Deep Aqua Czech Type Bead Necklace - A great companion piece to the above necklace. Graduating oval beads, old spring ring clasp. This came to me needing to be restrung, so I have, on beadalon. 17", other than a few fleabites I see no condition issues.

Item: CN1-96

Price: $29.50 US

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Description: Czech? Clear and Topaz Colored Glass Necklace - Beautiful pear-shaped cut clears and a single 14mm round are separated by topaz colored bicones, strung on chain.  Spring ring clasp, 18".

Item: CN1-005

Price: $30.00 US

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Description: Fancy Bicone and Faux Jade Necklace - Graduated fancy cut clear crystal bicones from 6mm to 13mm are interspersed with small faux jade beads in a lovely shade of mossy green.  Strung on chain with a beautifully detailed fish hook clasp that is marked gold filled.  A short 16".

Item: CN1-006

Price: $34.50 US

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Description: Argented Black Crystal Parure - Yes, this set has a triple strand adjustable 15 1/2" necklace, button style 3/4" screwback earrings, a 1 1/4" diameter domed brooch and a 3 wrap "slinky" style bracelet. I have worn the brooch as a center focal point on the necklace for variety. A versatile parure in an easy to wear color.

Item: CS1-0051

Price: $58.00 US

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Description: Red Aurora Borealis Two Strand Crystal Necklace - Nested two strand necklace of red (siam) aurora borealis 13mm beads, separated by goldtone crimp beads.  18" with fancy red rhinestone push in clasp.  This is a little "wavy", so I would be happy to restring at no extra cost if you so desire.

Item: CN1-008

Price: $49.50 US

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Description: Clear Glass Necklace with Sterling Clasp - This has been strung on chain; the larger bicone beads are a fancy cut (more faceting than conventional beads, almost done like a rivoli cut) for better refraction (that's sparkle!). Almost 18", surprisingly lightweight. The safety-type clasp works well. Excellent condition.

Item: CN1-143

Price: $34.50 US

Sorry, SOLD!

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Description: Peachy Pink Crystal Bead Necklace - An unusual shape of bead, kind of a pointed oval shape, graduates around the necklace, separated by clear old style rondelles. Honeycomb clasp, stringing looks to be original. 18"; color is about halfway between the 1st and 2nd pictures. Other than the usual flea bites/nicks I see no condition issues.

Item: CN1-95

Price: $24.50 US

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Description: Four Row Colorado Topaz AB Wrap Bracelet - Excellent quality and condition, very sparkly and wonderful. About 1 1/4", will fit a small to medium wrist, wire is very spring-y and this conforms to the arm beautifully. Goldtone findings, metal shows no sign of corrosion or verdigris.

Item: CB1-100

Price: $62.50 US

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Description: Italian Wedding Cake Beads Necklace and Earring Set - Deep turquoise colored beads with a goldleaf center band that has been hand decorated with pink roses, yellow and blue dots and coppery "strings".Beads on necklace are separated by clear yellow seed beads. Graduated sized beads from 7mm to 15mm; strand is about 19", security type clasp. Clip earrings are marked Made Italy and are about 7/8" in diameter and are wired to cage setting. Excellent condition.

Item: CS1-0090

Price: $69.50 US

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Description: Czech Teal/Clear Fringe Style Necklace -Since the original strand of graduated teal beads was too short for all but the tiniest adult, I combined it with a clear Czech bead strand to form this necklace. Approximately 17 1/2" long, the teal beads graduate from 6mm to 13mm and are separated by clear glass rondelles along the main portion and rondelles and clear beads at the back. Clear beads along the fringe also graduate, from 7mm to 11mm, with wire-wrapped tops so you don't have to worry about them falling off. Silvertone findings. If teal is your color then this is for you. Strung on beadalon for security.

Item: CN1-119

Price: $69.50 US

Description: Czech Crystal Lavender and Clear Necklace - 21" necklace is longer than typical for this type and is probably an amalgamation of two vintage pieces (something seen rather frequently when the shorter lengths were too tight or didn't "hit" at the place the original owner wanted them to hang). Old spring ring clasp. Wonderful stations that use graduated cone and fancy rondelle style often found in flapper styles. Lavender is nicely saturated so it does not look washed out, as some do. Lavender beads alternate with small clear bicones. Very pretty! Restrung for your security on beadalon.

Item: CN1-113

Price: $49.50 US

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Description: Clear Aurora Borealis Crystal Four Row Necklace - All bicone beads make up this necklace, which ends in rhinestone set terminals and an adjustable hook and tail clasp. Shortest strand is slightly over 12", longest about 16 1/2", plus a 3 1/2" beaded tail extension and 1/2" hook, so the shortest strand would be about 16" with the maximum extension. Nice weight, excellent condition, with a little waviness in the two bottom strands at each end, not seen when worn. I opted not to restring as many people are buying these for the beads, but if you would like those two strand restrung just let me know and I'll quote you the cost. Really nice sparkle to the bicones, the largest of which is 13mm in diameter.

Item: CN1-144

Price: $39.50 US

Sorry, SOLD!

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