Please help I/D

Discussion in 'Jewelry' started by Zeppelin78, Jul 16, 2017.

  1. Zeppelin78

    Zeppelin78 Active Member

    image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg Hello everyone I purchased this necklace today at a local thrift store not knowing what it was but something about it I thought was interesting so for a dollar I thought what the heck it feels like stone but no idea if anyone can give me some info I would greatly appreciate it thanks .the largest bead is abou 3" and the small one is about 1.5" and marked sterling image.jpeg
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  2. Hollyblue

    Hollyblue Well-Known Member

    sea urchin spines
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  3. Zeppelin78

    Zeppelin78 Active Member

    Thank you hollyblue that is what they are I would have never figured that out that's why I come here when have questions. Wonderful people wonderful web site thanks again. Hollyblue
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  4. all_fakes

    all_fakes Well-Known Member

    Yes indeed. The presence of such spines does not indicate an ethnic origin however; many hobbyist and bead sites sell them.
    I bought a few several years ago for a project that didn't really work out....but they are interesting to work with, easy to drill, rather like a soft ceramic.
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