Featured Old Crystal Necklaces

Discussion in 'Jewelry' started by Thrifster, Jan 12, 2019.

  1. Thrifster

    Thrifster Active Member

    These are 2 old crystal 18" necklaces I purchased at the thrift store. They both have sterling clasp and wire stringers and 1 is broken. Are these 2 necklaces worth repairing and how old might they be? Thanks in advance for any information.
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  2. Hollyblue

    Hollyblue Well-Known Member

    The wire stringers appear to be someones home repair and it looks like a lot of bubbles in the beads.
     
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  3. clutteredcloset49

    clutteredcloset49 Well-Known Member

    The round ones are a little better glass quality than the oblong.

    I'd put age in the early 1900s.
    Not unusual to find them strung on sterling chain.

    However, the wired one may have been re-strung.
     
  4. kyratango

    kyratango Bug jewellery addiction!

    I think 1930’s, not great money value nowadays...
    I love these and you could restring the broken one for cheap:)

    Agree with clutteredcloset for the chain being original way of stringing, and that there was a restringing done at home ;)

    The beads are Quality, not simple glass, the spacers are well cut not molded as on basic exemples.
    If this is the case, only means it is not rock crystal... Lead crystal can have bubbles...
     
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  5. Hollyblue

    Hollyblue Well-Known Member

    Rock crystal can have bubbles also.................
     
  6. kyratango

    kyratango Bug jewellery addiction!

    Agree on the repair, but I can rather see well cut shiny crystal than lot of bubbles from the pics;)
     
  7. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    I'm with kyra, nice quality crystal necklaces. I would say 1920s-30s, I have seen those cut crystal spacers on 20s necklaces as well.
    They will be gorgeous after some tlc.
     
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  8. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    Sell them as is, I've friends who buy them to repurpose. Crystal not stone.
     
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  9. Thrifster

    Thrifster Active Member

    Thanks everyone for all the info and replies. If I restring them would coated wire be the best thing to use?
     
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  10. kyratango

    kyratango Bug jewellery addiction!

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  11. Thrifster

    Thrifster Active Member

    Thanks kyratango for the info and link! That's a nice chain at a good price.
     
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  12. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    They might be more early 50s than late 30s, but I agree that a fine chain is the best way to go. I just restrung one found resting in pieces that came on clear nylon, or what used to be clear nylon before it turned brown and died of old age. I hand knotted them instead of using chain.
     
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  13. clutteredcloset49

    clutteredcloset49 Well-Known Member

    I respectfully disagree.
    More 1910 -1930.
     
  14. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    They've always "felt" later to me, but I could be wrong. Those round spacers do fit better with a 30s vintage.
     
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