Vintage GEM Quality Amethyst Bead Bracelet, Vintage Cloisonne,Gold
Vintage Chinese 1970s violet purple cloisonne bead, Gorgeous AAA Grade gem quality vintage Amethyst beads, Teal Blue Green Crystal Beads, Ornate Gold bead
Top quality vintage amethyst beads with very few inclusions, are for all intents and purposes, crystal clear and make up the majority of this elegant asymmetrical gem quality bracelet.
◉ These are not the common, what is known in the trade as 'over dark' deep purple amethyst heavily included beads that many designers use . These amethyst beads are of a MUCH finer grade as you can see in the photos. The beads in this bracelet are of the quality that could be faceted into gems and are a lovely medium purple. They have an even high polish and are perfectly round.
These beads are from a lot purchased in the early 1980's for a design I did for the Smithsonian's Museum of Natural History Musem shops and mail order catalogs.
They are 10mm in diameter ( a bit less than 1/2" as there are 25mm to the inch ).
► 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 .
Ornate vintage gold bead caps hug each bead which are in turn separated by gorgeous iridescent faceted vintage crystal beads in shade of purple and teal blue which pick up the colors in the cloisonne bead.
The focal point of this bracelet is a 15mm vintage Chinese cloisonne bead from the 1970s in a rare violet color which beautifully compliments the amethyst beads. Flowers in blue, teal, red, white and green add pops of color.
Cloisonne from this time period is quite sought after and collectible because of the fine workmanship that went into each bead. Nowadays, cloisonne being exported from China has blurry lines between the colors and very little attention to detail.
Ornate gold plated beads in both a 10mm and 6mm size add yet another texture to this elegant piece.
It has been finished on a gold plated toggle clasp and is approximately 8.25 " in length.
It will arrive in a vintage Chinese 1970s embroidered silk brocade purse all ready for gift giving.
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Vintage Amethyst gem quality beads, Vintage Chinese 1970s cloisonne bead, vintage crystal beads, vintage gold beads, gold clasp
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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.
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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!