Featured Fiorato beads charity shop find

Discussion in 'Jewelry' started by Dory64, Aug 13, 2022.

  1. Dory64

    Dory64 Well-Known Member

    Found these gorgeous things today and thought they looked like Murano glass beads. At NZD 5 each a bargain. Research has found them as Murano o IMG_20220813_181534_resized_20220813_063923578.jpg IMG_20220813_181556_resized_20220813_063923009.jpg IMG_20220813_181552_resized_20220813_063923296.jpg IMG_20220813_181613_resized_20220813_063922450.jpg IMG_20220813_181602_resized_20220813_063922726.jpg r Venetian; Fiorato or wedding cake beads; antique and vintage and the prices amazed me. Both have barrel clasps and one is on wire with crimps like the ones currently in use for jewelry, while the other is on some kind of thread. I'd be keen to know the age if possible. Thanks in advance
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    Last edited: Aug 13, 2022
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  2. moreotherstuff

    moreotherstuff Izorizent

    I'm always impressed by the amount of effort people put into making beads.
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  3. drg642

    drg642 Well-Known Member

    I've seen these called wedding cake beads.
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  4. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    Yup, wedding cake. How long are they? I'd have said 50s into 60s.
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  5. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't be surprised if those were restrung using the old clasps but adding additional beads and findings.

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  6. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    I'd have said "come to mama!" Definitely restrung; they were probably found on damaged stringing and only half the beads were left. Someone made use of them.
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  7. Dory64

    Dory64 Well-Known Member

    Amazing isn't - I guess that's why they are so expensive.
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  8. Dory64

    Dory64 Well-Known Member

    The white ones are 45cm and the green 50cm. I'm selling the white as they are too short for me, but I will keep the green ones. OK so vintage. Thanks for that
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  9. Dory64

    Dory64 Well-Known Member

    Of course! That makes sense - does it detract from the value?
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  10. Dory64

    Dory64 Well-Known Member

    Yes, that makes sense. thanks
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  11. Dory64

    Dory64 Well-Known Member

    Sorry not sure why the photos came out in the middle of my description! I was at the end and made a space after before I uploaded the files. Grrr!
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