Antique Qing Shard Pendant Necklace,Amethyst,Vintage Millefiori Glass
Antique Chinese Qing Dynasty Porcelain Shard Necklace Pendant ( 1644-1911 ) with Ornate Gold Bezel, Vintage 1970s Japanese Purple teardrop Millefiori Glass Beads, Vintage Cape Amethyst Beads,Vintage Amethyst beads,Ornate Gold Beads
An exquisite Qing porcelain shard set in an ornate gold bezel hangs from coordinating vintage stone beads in shades of violet , deep purple, and rich teal blue.
? Please note:
Many people sell such shards as 'antiques' and not the reproductions that they truly are and that are currently being exported from China.
I have the documentation to prove that this is indeed a genuine Qing Dynasty ( 1644- 1911) as I purchased a few of them during a buying trip to Hong Kong during the late 1970's.
? You will be provided with a copy of this document with this necklace.?
This approximately 24" necklace has been hand knotted on silk cord which I have dyed to match the cape amethyst beads. It has been finished with a gold filled vintage lobster clasp for security purposes.
These lovely vintage cape amethyst beads are 8mm ( there are 25mm to the inch ) . Vintage deep purple amethyst beads in a 12mm size ( approximately 1/2" ) add a richness of color and sit between deep teal blue glass beads for a pop of color.
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
The vintage Japanese millefiori purple teardrop glass beads were specially imported by me in the early 1980s when I incorporated them in a design with cape amethyst that I did for the Smithsonian's Museum of Natural History's museum shop and mail order catalogs.
These teardrop glass beads have a matte finish and are approximately 1" long and 1/2" at their widest part.
Finally ornate gold plated pewter beads add a bit of sparkle and their ornateness compliments the ornate gold bezel on the shard.
Millefiori' 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.
Shipping includes insurance in the U.S. and International and this one of a kind vintage beaded necklace will arrive in a vintage Chinese embroidered silk brocade purse all ready for gift giving.
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IMPORTANT NOTICE: POSTAGE RATES HAVE RISEN DRAMATICALLY IN 2016
ORDERS INSIDE USA: A charge of $3.60 covers any first class shipment up to 8 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: $13.50 for any package weighing from 1-8 ounces. Even an order for 2-3 small bead items may cost $13.50 or more, depending on the type of material (stone versus resin, for example). Please bear with us for a few weeks while we change our listings to account for the new rates. 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.
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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!