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LilahV

RETRO ... Greenery ... Pantone 2017 color of the year!

$ 128.00

LilahV

RETRO ... Greenery ... Pantone 2017 color of the year!

$ 128.00

* Vintage beads in green painted with 24k gold

PANTONE 2017 COLOR OF THE YEAR!!!

These amazing 1920's beads are two sided so you can wear the necklace facing either way.

* 14k gold fill chain

* Extender with lobster clasp

* Stick earrings are on 14k sticks pounded at one end and bent to square ear wires on the other.  Plastic ear guards included.

* Bowed earrings are sticks just slightly rounded to give the bead a more fluid feel.  Plastic ear guards included.

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

 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.