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  • Help with Orange Beads (Coral?) and Ebay Question

    Hello again!

    I have a quick question about this vintage necklace and what it might be. I thought it was glass beads but they are pretty heavy, not exactly uniform and they have that same grittiness that pearls have. Clasp is marked "Japan" nothing else. What do you guys think? Also, there is an ebay auction that I am watching, those are dyed FWP right? I only ask because they ARE tiny, leading me to FWP but they also have those little "divots" that tahitians have. But I don't think they could be tahitian because they are so small.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/291655237523 <----- link to auction

    Thanks, hope all my fellow east coasters are enjoying this epic snowstorm!!

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  • #2
    My guess is that the black pearls are dyed akoyas (based on size, roundness, uniform black color.)

    The stone beads-- I'm wondering if they could be dyed Dalmatian jasper?

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    • #3
      My guess on the vintage Japanese beads is glass.

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      • #4
        I would guess glass as well, based on the shine.
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