Vintage 1970s Chinese AA grade Carved Shou Tigereye Bead Earrings, Bali 24K Gold Handmade Vermeil Beads, Bali 24K handmade gold ear wires
Vintage Chinese 1970s carved AA grade tigereye shou eternity symbol beads, Bali 24K gold vermeil beads, Bali 24K handmade french ear wires
Two exquisite 16mm AA grade golden amber tigereye beads have been ornately hand carved with the Chinese eternity or shou symbol. The workmanship is meticulous as were all beads being exported from China during the 1970s-1980s. My husband and I traveled to Hong Kong during this time period, scouting out unusual luxury carved beads for the designs I was creating for the Sackler Gallery here in Washington, D.C. ( the Smithsonian's Asian art museum )
◉ All the stone beads that I use in all my designs were purchased by me in Asia during the 1970s -1980s when the workmanship to create these beads was meticulous. All the beads are perfectly round, drilled all the way through, and with a lovely even polish. Nowadays, stone beads are being cut and exported from India where the quality is nowhere near what was exported from Asia during the 1970s-1980s.
These carved tigereye beads are approximately 5/8" across and have 14K gold bead caps separating them from the gorgeous Bali handmade gold vermeil beads which are 8mm. The detail on these Bali gold beads is high relief and stunning.
◉ Vermeil is the name for sterling silver beads which have 24K gold plating that is at least 2.5 microns thick. Granulation is an ancient jewelry technique where tiny granules of precious metal are individually affixed to a surface of the same metal.
These beaded dangles hang from handmade Bali 24K gold vermeil french ear wires.
Total length of these earrings is approximately 1 3/4 " ( the beaded part is approximately 1" in length ) They will arrive in a little box all ready for gift giving.
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First Item: $6.50
Additional Items: $0.50
First Item: $3.50
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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!