Blue Beads

Discussion in 'Jewelry' started by KSW, Mar 17, 2019 at 6:25 AM.

  1. KSW

    KSW Well-Known Member

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    The bead necklace almost looks like two different materials in the little and big beads. Little are quite rough and big ones are losing colour in areas of wear. Strung on wire and quite stiff.
    The blue dumbbell shapes beads unfortunately have come from a broken item and have no clasp and feel like glass or stone of some sort.Any ideas what?
    Thanks :)
     
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  2. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    That first one is gorgeous, KSW. I think 1980s. Made somewhere in Asia, inspired by ethnic jewellery.

    The second one looks like glass made to look like blue (dyed) agate.
     
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  3. KSW

    KSW Well-Known Member

    Thankyou for your quick response!
    I didn’t look properly at them to begin with and thought just modern tat but then when I looked more carefully I thought they were really rather striking. Is it the hardware that says 80s?. What are they likely to be made of?.
     
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  4. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    The general style. These were very popular at the time, also in the 90s.
    Difficult to say without having them in hand. What do the beadholes look like?
     
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  5. KSW

    KSW Well-Known Member

    I’ll get a photo later as I’m not at home now. They are quite heavy, almost porcelain like but not as quality as you can see from the colour wear
     
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  6. Bdigger

    Bdigger Well-Known Member

    The top strand MAY be Lapis or Sodalite. Lapis might have some gold flecks in it. The smaller round beads (blue and white) look like sodalite , the larger round ones (almost all blue) look more like lapis, but the vase shaped ones with the whiteish wear ring around them make me think it is neither, and some kind of dyed material. Maybe @Hollyblue can help.
     
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  7. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    I think they are made to resemble lapis lazuli or sodalite. Those bands around the beads suggest something else, maybe ceramic. The findings are base metal. A photo of the beadholes should tell us more.
     
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  8. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    I think the first set would like to be lapiz, but aren't.

    Glass beads look like good old Bohemian/Czech ones.
     
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  9. Hollyblue

    Hollyblue Well-Known Member

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  10. KSW

    KSW Well-Known Member

    I’ll borrow my OHs decent camera and try to get some better photos when I get home- I’m working from a phone and it’s the best it can do!.
     
  11. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    I'm fairly sure the top necklace is ceramic; I've seen those beads before or something similar. I could be wrong of course. The bar bells are probably a nice grade of Czech glass, unknown vintage.
     
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  12. KSW

    KSW Well-Known Member

    Sorry for the delay. These are the best we can get with his camera. His speciality is distance sports action rather than close up!.

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  13. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    I'd still say ceramic.
     
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  14. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    I think you're right.
     
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  15. KSW

    KSW Well-Known Member

    That was my first impression. They clink against your teeth and are cold to the touch. I've just noticed in some places the wire has worn into the beads which presumably wouldn't happen with stone?
     
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  16. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    I still say ceramic as well.:)
     
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