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: Arum Crystal Single Strand Necklace - Arum is a gold metallic coating that can be used on both crystal beads and rhinestones. Because this increases the cost of the bead, it is almost always used on one side, so that as the bead turns you see both the transparent side and the opaque metallic side. This "half coat" is what you see on these beads, which include large bicones, "flying saucer" beads and the flattened rounds often used in Vendome pieces (which this may be, but clasp is not marked and is not a Vendome clasp). Maximum adjustable to 15 1/2", but could be extended. Beads are separated by goldtone crimp beads. Very pretty and sparkly, with just a tiny bit of wear to a few of the flattened rounds. Again, you could not make this piece for this bargain price.

Item: CN6-106

Price: $19.50 US

Sorry, SOLD!

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Description: Czech Cut Lavender and Clear Bead Choker Necklace - 14 1/2" choker of graduated lavender glass beads alternating with clear glass rondelles. Largest bead is about 13mm. Original clasp is a safety type, appears to be brass that has oxydized. A couple of the clear rondelles were missing and I was lucky enough to have matching ones, so this has been restrung back to original.

Item: CN6-086

Price: $32.50 US

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Description: Red AB Crystal Clip Earrings - These are more of a Christmas red aurora borealis crystal when you see them in person, not the almost orange color that my monitor indicates. Traditional styling with center crystals held in place by head pins, while outer circle has been wired together and then wired onto the domed multi-holed back. Findings are silvertone. Red aurora borealis is perenially popular and getting more difficult to find.

Item: CE6-047

Price: $23.50 US

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Description: Endless Strand Necklace with Graduated Topaz Colored Cubes and Clear Glass Balls - This came to me needing to be restrung, which I have done on size F white Gudebrod silk thread. It is completely hand knotted, as per original, and measures almost 40 inches (I have pulled it up on the neck form to photograph but it would hang down farther if full length.) It could be possibly doubled if you were careful .

Item: CN6-055

Price: $59.00 US

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Description: Massive 7 Strand Crystal Bib Necklace - Unfortunately my pictures are not able to do justice to this piece because of its size. This uses sapphire blue, emerald green, clear, and clear aurora borealis crystal beads, clear seed bead spacers, and the old-fashioned clear aurora borealis rhinestone balls where the stones are in a single row in the center flanked by filigree endcaps. Clear rhinestone set terminals, all findings are silvertone except for the rhinestone balls which look to be more of an antiqued silvertone. Shortest strand is about 13" with adjustable hook and tail adding on up to another 4". Longest strand is about 26". Impressive, amazing piece.

Item: CNRLS-588

Price: $85.00 US

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Description: Four Strand Clear Aurora Borealis Bead Necklace - Like a strand of pearls, the 3 strand clear ab bead necklace was a staple of the 1950's; this is a more rare version with four strands. Clear AB rounds alternate in graduated sizes with clear 6mm bicones. Clear rhinestone terminals, adjustable hook and tail. Shortest strand is 12", longest 16" with 3.5" of extensions, so will fit up to a 15 1/2" neck, and could be easily lengthened at the extensions. Original, excellent condition. Often I see more expensive beads in front only, this does not seem to be the case here, with nice quality beads running the entire length of the strands.

Item: CN6-126

Price: $54.50 US

Sorry, SOLD!

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Description: Black and Clear Fancy Cut Short Crystal Bead Necklace - Nice old Czech beads in a very wearable color combination. Graduated, with largest bead being 14mm. 14" long, honeycomb clasp. I have restrung this on fine C over B translucent cord. This would look great worn with a couple of other black and clear necklaces in longer lengths.

Item: CN6-063

Price: $24.50 US

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Description: Green Givre Cube Bead Necklace - This originally had brass endcaps that had verdigrised beyond redemption, so I have restrung it and added a few vintage beads from another necklace. I have retained the original brass barrel clasp. Beside the givre cubes we have deep green glass beads, some swirled green and white wound glass beads and green bugle beads for spacers. At a little over 24" you can combine it with a shorter necklace or wear it on its own. Multiple necklaces are the rage this year, so pile them on!

Item: CN6-064

Price: $32.50 US

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Description: Circa 1920's Aqua and Clear Beads - Beautiful, intense aqua glass beads alternate with clear cubes and round beads. It is unusual to find aqua rondelles! as well as the fancy tubular cut ones. About 18", with what appears to be the original hand-knotting. Spring-ring clasp. One aqua rondelle at the back is missing and is, as far as I know, not replaceable.

Item: CN6-065

Price: $59.50 US

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Description: Hyacinth Aurora Borealis Bead Dangle Earrings - Simple clip earrings done in soda pop orange aurora borealis. 1 3/4" dangle; goldtone chain and findings. A hard-to-find color.

Item: CE6-066

Price: $13.50 US

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Description: Colorado Topaz AB Crystal Briolette Earrings - Large 10mm x 16mm crystal drops dangle from tops holding three champagne colored glass pearls with two brass hobnails for accents. Clip findings, brass settings, 1 5/16" x 7/16". Elegant and perfect with much of the evening wear shown in stores right now.

Item: CE6-109

Price: $12.50 US

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Description: Glass Pearl and Jonquil Czech Bead Necklace - I am guessing this piece dates back to the 1930's because the silvertone metal spacer beads are old and unlike anything I remember seeing. The pale yellow Czech cut beads are 14mm in diameter, and alternate with 8mm cream colored glass pearls that are flanked by clear crystal bi-cone beads. Spring ring clasp, all is in excellent condition except for two tiny glass pearls that are by the clasp, which are have lost most of their coating from wear. This is jointed into several small sections rather than strung. About 16 1/4" in length, an extender could be added if needed.

Item: CN6-127

Price: $69.50 US

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Description: Triple Strand Aurora Borealis Crystal Bracelet with Clear Rhinestone Clasp - Three strands of quality fancy cut and conventional cut rounds and bell shaped crystal in clear aurora borealis are separated by small clear bicones, creating a "bow tie" effect on the sides of the design. Fancy rhinestone set clasp is silvertone. The bracelet measures 7 1/2" x 1 1/4", but because of the diameter of the beads this probably will on fit a 7" wrist or less comfortably. Excellent condition.

Item: CB6-160

Price: $32.50 US

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Description: Two Strand Sapphire Blue Aurora Borealis Crystal Bead Necklace - This alternates larger round and bicone shaped beads for most of each strand, with smaller bicones as spacers, and small bicones and rounds at the ends of each strand. Clear rhinestone set terminals, with usual adjustable hook and tail clasp. Shorter strand is about 12" and longer strand is about 13", with an additional 4" with the extensions (hook and tail). I have priced this to wear either as is or for turning the beads into a new creation; excellent condition, quality beads.

Item: CNRLS-594

Price: $20.00 US

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Description: Smokey Topaz AB Crystal Pendant Necklace - A number of Smokey Topaz aurora borealis crystals have been wired into this egg-shaped pendant, using larger 11mm crystals at top and bottom, and 6.5mm beads for the center. All suspended from a nice quality goldtone rope chain, about 24". Nice quality, excellent condition. Perfect with anything you need a long necklace for.

Item: CN6-128

Price: $22.50 US

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