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: Czech Cut Red Crystal Beads with Clear Spacers - Glowing red fancy faceted beads graduate from 13mm at center to 5mm at clasp, separated by clear rondelles. At 15" this is choker length. Original stringing, spring ring clasp. Excellent original condition, though I would recommend having this restrung at some point just for your security, as the string, though there are no gaps or problems that I can see, is old and will only last so long.

Item: CN2-111

Price: $26.50 US

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Description: Laguna Citrine AB Crystal Necklace and Earring Set - Two strand of nested, graduated crystal beads, with rhinestone set terminals and adjustable hook and tail clasp. Hook is marked Laguna, a company known for superior work in crystal. Earrings are unmarked and are perhaps a marriage?? but the color match is exact and these were sold to me as a set. Earrings use same round crystal in center, surrounded by bicones in the same color, and a few seed beads have been wired in for "fill". Longer strand is about 13", and an additional 3" in bead chain extensions plus hook, so should hang up to 16"; earrings are 1" x 1/2", clip. Goldtone findings. Beautiful color crystal, infrequently found.

Item: CS2-101

Price: $49.50/set US

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Description: Light Emerald Green Czech Type Bead Necklace - This is actually a slightly deeper green in person, the flash of the camera lightened the color a little. One center round and graduating pear shaped beads, old spring ring clasp. I have restrung this on beadalon. At 14" this is quite short, but an extender could be added or this could be restrung adding some spacer beads. One of the larger pear shaped beads has a chipped end but this is not noticeable

Item: CN2-97

Price: $22.50 US

Sorry, SOLD!

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Description: Clear and Black Czech Type Bead Necklace - I love the faceting on these round clear beads; all those little facets really catch the light without giving a blinding flash that some of the larger facets do. This graduates from 5mm to almost 15 mm at the front, separated by black rondelles with fire-polished facets. STERLING push in filigree box clasp, stringing looks original. 16", excellent condition with only one or two very tiny nicks.

Item: CN2-98

Price: $29.50 US

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Description: Clear Aurora Borealis Crystal and Metal Filigree Bead Tassel Necklace and Earrings - Unusual style of necklace for this genre - measuring 26" with a 3" tail and a 3" tassel. Bicone, fancy cut flattened rounds, and fancy cut bicones are used in addition to goldtone filigree beads and endcaps.  Clip earrings have a more complex pattern than the usual earring of this type; all beads are double wired-one small clear bicone appears to be missing, but I have not repaired because it is not noticeable and may cause more problems than it corrects. Possibly Vendome, but unsigned.

Item: CS2-011

Price: $50.00/set US

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Description: Czech? Clear and Lavender Crystal Necklace - This necklace has graduated  fancy cut clear rounds and non-graduated fire-polished Czech-type clear and lavender beads.  This has its original stringing and spring-ring clasp and measures 18".  Originally not as expensive as most of the other pieces pictured, but still very pretty in a popular color.

Item: CN2-012

Price: $22.00 US

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Description: Deep Blue and Clear Aurora Borealis Crystal Necklace and Earrings - This set features an interesting mix of beads.  The deep sapphire colored crystal originally had a silver coating on one-half of each bead, and though it is somewhat worn, can still be seen.  The clear aurora borealis beads are fancy cut bicones, and there are also some clear firepolished bicones.  Necklace measures 28"; earrings are probably not original as they have French wires, but could be easily converted to regular posts or clips. 

Item: CS2-013

Price: $30.00/set US

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Description: Czech? Red and Clear Crystal Bead Necklace - A long, substantial feeling necklace with high quality beads used the entire length.  Beads range from 7mm to 14mm.  26" inches.  New silvertone push-in clasp.  I have restrung this for security.

Item: CN2-014

Price: $55.00 US

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Description: Black Bead with Aurora Borealis Headpins Brooch - This looks like pieces of signed Hobe that I have seen, but alas, no signature here. This is long and thin ( 3 14" x 7/8" at widest point) and would look very nice on a lapel, a hat or especially on a handbag as a jeweled "clasp". All black beads are secured into a pierced backing with aurora borealis rhinestone prongset headpins, and covered with a solid silvertone back. Excellent condition, with cost of components less than the price of the piece.

Item: CP2-081

Price: $27.50 US

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Description: 15mm Crystal Aurora Borealis Bead Strand - This is not a graduated strand; every bead is 15mm, weight indicates top quality beads. Clasp is a rectangular, AB rhinestone set push in with locking safety. Strand is 17 " long, excellent condition. Rondelles are doubled and are the larger, somewhat irregular (hand-cut?) types that I associate with much older jewelry, so this might have been a long ago re-string. Sometimes these are referred to as "Wilma" necklaces (a winking tribute to cartoon character Wilma Flintstone!) but they are very attractive and becoming to the wearer. You could not even replace the components for this piece at our price, what a bargain!

Item: CN2-150

Price: $49.50 US

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Description: Light Blue Czech Crystal Necklace - Weighty and beautiful, this uses graduating beads from 6mm to almost 15mm, which alternate with small glass rondelles. Original stringing was slightly stretched so I have restrung on beadalon for your security. Typical silver colored filigree safety clasp. 21" total.

Item: CN2-120

Price: $49.50 US

Sorry, SOLD!

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Description: Clear and Pink Bicone Necklace on Chain - It is somewhat rare to find beads on chain because they were harder to string; usually this is a sign of a better quality piece. This uses graduated clear fancy cut bicones, alternating with rose pink small bicones. This terminates in a floral themed safety clasp that is marked gold filled (spelled out). About 17". Slight darkening inside five of the beads from chain tarnish? along bead hole, mostly toward the back, if this bothers you necklace could be taken apart and cleaned and restrung but the chain would probably be destroyed in the process. I see no chips or cracks, just a few of the usual "fleabites" along the girdles of a few beads.

Item: CN2-122

Price: $46.50 US

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