Featured Anyone else sees antique French jet necklace like I do?

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  1. shamster

    shamster Well-Known Member

    Another fresh find from charity shop, a French jet necklace to me, the clasp is also same as a Whitby jet necklace of mine, what do you think of its age? 1.jpg
     
  2. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Yes, it looks like French jet, aka Bohemian glass. But just to be sure, have you tested it for jet?

    Age is difficult to say. I had a similar French jet one, same clasp too. It was bought new in the 1950s by the first owner, but they made them decades before that too.
    How long is it?
     
  3. shamster

    shamster Well-Known Member

    Yes it leaves no mark on ceramic so definitely not real jet. Length around 16''. Anyway, looks great when stacked with my other whitby jet chain!
     
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  4. Boland

    Boland Well-Known Member

    95131BB4-82B3-43EA-BD56-9A3E22B5E557.jpeg 0691CE1F-4BA8-4F9B-87E9-EFE61E17F732.jpeg 37E7B6B4-06B6-4C20-A578-978207D08344.jpeg Can I maybe use this thread to also ask about this necklace I bought the other day. I did research it and was thinking it’s possibly antique (Victorian) glass beads? Or was I completely wrong? Thanks
     
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  5. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Yes, they are 19th century.:)
    But, did you test them for jet just to be sure? The best way is to rub a bead on the unglazed back of a white ceramic tile (or something similar).
     
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  6. shamster

    shamster Well-Known Member

    Glass imo, real jet usually doesn't come with so many facet, and should have a smooth shine. The way it wears suggests glass too
     
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  7. Boland

    Boland Well-Known Member

    Thank you for the reply AJ,glad they are antique. Tested and not jet.
     
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  8. Boland

    Boland Well-Known Member

    I agree,also think glass. Thank you
     
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  9. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    I'd have figured those for 1950s Czech glass straight off. Maybe as late as the 70s depending on the length. The barrel clasp used looks more 1970s than anything else, but it could have been a really good restringing.
     
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  10. shamster

    shamster Well-Known Member

    Yes that clasp could be later, as no wears compare to be beads
     
  11. prd0030

    prd0030 Member

    The jet test....what does it do to the ceramic to indicate whether it is or is not jet?
     
  12. shamster

    shamster Well-Known Member

    Real jet would leave a brown mark while glass won't, but that doesn't guarantee it's jet
     
  13. prd0030

    prd0030 Member

    Thank you, shamster!
     
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