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LilahV

MARINE STREET

$ 98.00

LilahV

MARINE STREET

$ 98.00

INDIGO:  Blue.  but darker.  

Back in the 1920's it was difficult to get deep dark rich colors consistently throughout the glass while they were being hand blown.  Making these midnight blue pieces even more special.

These amazing 1920's beads are two sided so your nape looks amazing from the back too.

  • 2" long deep indigo teardrop bead
  • Hand looped onto 14k wires
  • Arrives on baby soft recycled leather or suede in a LilahV gift box
  • Story of the beads card included
  • Matching necklace

20% of proceeds from the Retro line are donated to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Custom retro jewelry is available.  I have worked with select clients to create a design based on their favorite beads, colors, event or whim.  See our Custom retro page or Concierge Service on the home page.

 STORY OF THE BEADS 
The beads used are composed of German glass from a glassworks studio in Sudetenland then hand painted with platinum followed by 24k gold in the Bauhaus style popular during the 1920's.
In WWII the glassworks factory was bombed reducing it to rubble. The designer disappeared and molds broken. It was decades later when the family went to rebuild, the beads were found in the debris.
Since they cannot be reproduced, the beads are rare and highly prized.
My husband and I were traveling through Europe when fate intervened and we met the family over dinner. By dessert, I had purchased as much of the collection as possible.