Friday, October 5, 2018


This attractive dark green beads' necklace is another junk store purchase. It has a large central bead with 36 smaller  beads

Necklace of dark green beads and a larger central  bead

At a glance the dark green beads resemble jade but are actually made of glass.

Not jade looks more like glass

Could this be a 1920s necklace ? Because the glass, on examination is not so well made and the bead ends show a whitish powdery substance, it may well be modern.  Nevertheless it does look rather attractive at a glance.

Could be modern beads

The large focal bead is different from the other beads and has a perforation on the underside. I wonder what is the purpose of this perforation which does not go through the entire bead. As can be seen from the enlargement the green glaze is also flaking off

a perforation in the largest bead.

Nevertheless it sits well on my old celadon vase.

Green bead necklace on old celadon vase.

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