Featured Interesting Chinese bead necklace

Discussion in 'Jewelry' started by Ownedbybear, Sep 12, 2018.

  1. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    I'd appreciate thoughts on this. Silk cord, and the beads are lovely - the white ones look moonstone. Cold and heavy to the touch, as are the green ones. I think the finish on those is unusual, it's scavo. The pendant is on clear nylon or plastic and hand knotted.


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  2. clutteredcloset49

    clutteredcloset49 Well-Known Member

    Maybe someone's handy work rather than a mass produced piece.
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  3. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    Could well be, given the weaving on the cord. That would have taken time.
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  4. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    I've seen pieces with that cord work come out of China fairly often. It's a nice thing.
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  5. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    I thought it was worth a dollar. ;) Or just under. Got this with it, too - very nice glass beads on metal thread with a barrel clasp. P10.jpg
  6. kyratango

    kyratango Bug jewellery addiction!

    Good shot for 1$!
    Hum... Not moonstones or glass (except for the green scavo and the tiny glass spacers on 2nd pic):) Rather pretty agate/calcedony beads:joyful:
  7. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    I don't think the scavo are glass - have a look at that flaw on one of them. You may well be right on the second one being chalcedony or similar. The reason I think moonstone is the real life colour and glow to them: it doesn't show that well on the photo, they look more yellow.
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  8. lynn yarger

    lynn yarger New Member

    I think Moonstone if they are cold to touch. The green beads could be Jade? I dont know or another stone, if cold. If not then some sort of man made item. If they were red I would say Cinnabar. I would say too green for Jade tho. Are they cold to touch?
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  9. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    Yup, all cold and heavy. No bubbles under a loupe, either.
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  10. Hollyblue

    Hollyblue Well-Known Member

    Easy.... one of numerous green stones,tumbled polished and sand blasted symbols.
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  11. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    They're identically shaped. And presumably it would need to be something like a wax resist to get the scavo finish and clear symbols.
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  12. Jivvy

    Jivvy the research is my favorite

    I don't what they are, but love them!

    I don't know what's going on with the red spot below, but I post it in case it someone else thinks it means something. It's not a spot the red cord is going through... I don't think ...

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  13. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    Thanks jivvy - I've had a look and I think it's a trick of the light on the photo.
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  14. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    That second set looks like either agate or low grade moonstone. It's hard to say from here, but I'd have jumped on them too.
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  15. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    Bit glowy for agate, low grade moonstone they might well be. I do have a thing for beads - one of my friends repurposes, but she isn't getting them!
  16. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    I'd be restringing them with agate spacers instead of those foiled seed beads, but....
  17. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    They're not foiled, I think, they're a bit mucky. ;) The thread is metal and it's left a bit of crud. I need to dunk them!
  18. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    And restring them; if that's cotton string it may not hold up to getting wet with beads on it. It looks like they've been restrung at least once anyway, so no loss.
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