Vintage Black Onyx Bead Necklace, Vintage Chinese Porcelain,Vintage Jade Green Moonglow,Vintage Amber Millefiori Glass,German Amber Glass
Vintage Chinese 1980s Hand Painted Black Porcelain Burgundy Red Flower Beads,Vintage Jade Green 1950s Moonglow Beads, Vintage Japanese Amber brown millefiori glass beads,Vintage Orange German Glass Flower Beads
This 32" long necklace, hand knotted by me on black silk cord , features all vintage beads from the 1950s- 1980s and was actually designed by me for the Smithsonian's Museum of Natural History's museum shop and mail order catalogs during the mid 1980s.
The framework of this dramatic looking necklace is black onyx beads in 4 different sizes ranging from 6mm-15mm ( there are 25mm to the inch ).
Three large vintage Chinese hand painted black porcelain beads ( approximately 1 1/8" in diameter ) are framed by 1950s jade green lucite moonglow beads and amber orange glass beads from the 1950s in both a shiny and matte finish.
► Lucite, introduced by DuPont in 1937, was cheaper to produce and therefore replaced bakelite for use in costume jewelry as early as the very early 1940s. The moonglow style of lucite is very recognizable by its distinctive glow, and is now considered quite collectable!
Delicate vintage Japanese millefiori glass beads in a deep amber brown color match the vintage German 1950s glass flower beads in the same exact color. - the contrast between the amber brown glass against the jet black black onyx is dramatic and the jade green moonglow gives a little subtle pop of color.
►Millifiori' literally means “thousand flowers”. To make such beads, thin rods of different colors of glass are bundled together, with the ends of the rods forming a design, such as flowers. The bundle is fused together, then cross section slices are cut off, jelly-roll fashion. These slices are applied and melted over a glass core. The resulting bead has a three dimensional look filled with flowers or other patterns.◀
This long dramatic necklace will arrive gift wrapped in a vintage Chinese embroidered silk purse all ready for gift giving.
◉ I also sell these vintage embroidered silk brocade purses - available in 3 different sizes - in my other Etsy vintage supply shop - EurekaEureka.etsy.com
******Shipping includes insurance within the U.S. and International*****
All Other Countries
First Item: $6.50
Additional Items: $0.50
First Item: $3.50
Additional Items: $0.30
We try to ship (First class) within 72 hours of receiving payment. Insurance will add a bit more depending on the value of your purchase.Our products ship first class mail and Priority Mail in the USA and First Class international.
If the customer wishes to have tracking and insurance for international orders,the package must be shipped either Express or Priority mail. Please contact us for such estimated shipping costs.
We cannot be responsible for shipments lost in transit unless insured by the customer.
**We automatically insure DOMESTIC packages if they're $100 or more! All such packages have a tracking number and normally ship USPS First Class *** Priority mail is $7.50-$10.00 FOR UP TO 1 lb. of merchandise, depending on distance from our location.
For international shipping of higher value items, please contact us for a shipping quotation.
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.
If you ever have a problem with a damaged bead or jewelry, don't hesitate to contact us. We are only human, and with so many orders going out on a daily basis, there is always room for error. We will replace your order (assuming we have more in stock), issue you a store credit, or give you a full refund if the item is returned in the same condition as it was shipped within 7 days of receiving your order if you are not fully satisfied. You must notify us as soon as you receive your order if there is a problem.
We want you to be 100% thrilled with your purchases!
We value each and every customer and are delighted that you have chosen to shop in our store! Customer relations are extremely important to us and we pride ourselves on the authenticity of what we sell, how we package it, and being accessible to all of you should a question or a problem ever arise.
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!