Vintage Japanese 1950s Plum Purple Silk Bead Necklace,Vintage Chalcedony Stone Beads,Chinese Purple Blue Iridescent Glass, Purple Glass
Vintage Japanese magenta plum purple 1950 silk beads,Vintage light mauve gray chalcedony stone beads, Chinese purple turquoise gold iridescent glass beads, Chinese violet purple glass lentil beads
Vintage chalcedony stone beads which are a nice substantial 1/2" in diameter, are the framework for this asymmetrical bead necklace. These beads aren't quite white but have a lovely pale mauve gray overtone to them. Iridescent seed beads separate each of these stone beads and compliment the large iridescent glass beads.
► All the stone beads which I use were personally selected by me in Hong Kong during the 1970s-1980s when the standards of cutting were meticulous. Nowadays, stone beads are being cut and imported from India where the labor is cheap, the beads are not always perfectly round, nor do they have an even polish and many times they are not even drilled all the way through .
This necklace is approximately 24" in length .
There a vintage 1950s Japanese silk beads that are 5/8" in diameter and frame gorgeous Chinese iridescent glass beads.
► Japanese silk beads were quite the rage in the 1950s - a lucite core with silk fiber wrapped around it creates a shimmery effect as you can see in these photos. ◀
These Chinese glass beads have the same shade of magenta purple as the Japanese silk beads but also hints of turquoise blue and shimmers of gold and are lovely against the silk beads.
Ornate antiqued brass metal beads compliment the ornateness of the floral bead caps which frame the glass beads.
I have also added a soft violet purple glass bead in a flat round or lentil shape for additional texture - they are slightly translucent and have a matte finish to contrast with the highly polished vintage chalcedony stone beads. They are 5/8" in diameter .
This necklace has been finished on a gold plated toggle clasp and will arrive in a vintage Chinese embroidered silk brocade pouch all ready for gift giving.
► These photos do not do this necklace justice but it was difficult to get the correct shades of violet and magenta purple unless I slightly darkened the images. ►
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IMPORTANT NOTICE: POSTAGE RATES HAVE RISEN DRAMATICALLY IN 2020
ORDERS INSIDE USA: A charge of $4.00 covers any first class shipment up to 15 ounces. Our beads vary so much in weight that it is impossible for us to apply a single add-on charge for multiple product orders. We will continue to refund to customers any amount that greatly exceeds our actual cost of shipping and handling.
ORDERS OUTSIDE USA: International First Class rates are now crazy: $16.50 for any package weighing from 1-5 ounces. Even an order for 2-3 small bead items may cost $16.50 or more, depending on the type of material (stone versus resin, for example). We apologize in advance if we have to adjust the postage cost of an order that has been placed. We will understand if an order is rescinded when the postage cost is too high relative to the product value.
All international orders have contents described as "loose beads" and are flagged as "commercial samples" or " gift" if you prefer to make your life easier when receiving your beads. If you'd like us to mark your order as " gift" instead please let us know!
All our beads are inspected one by one before being shipped. They are individually wrapped to protect them and then put in little plastic ziploc bags.
All vintage beaded jewelry is either shipped in a little gift box tied with a ribbon or in a vintage Chinese embroidered silk purse.
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Thank you - Debby and Joel Arem
Nice beads!! Super fast thanks a lot!!!
I have dreamed of having a necklace such as the jade one. But the red one. That was a surprise. Both are beautiful. Thank you! Best, Jane
Lovely color;!interesting stones.
When I thought that I had ordered two of these and then checked out I had to order another set. The seller was very kind and combined my two orders and refunded my shipping.
Nice quick shipping on some hard to find items! Good packaging too!