Video Large Vintage Bakelite Cognac Red Faux Amber Bead ~ Baroque Oval Polished ~ Lots Of Sparkle Inclusion! 16.2 Gram ~ Ideal Pendant Beads

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This is a single vintage large bakelite loose amber bead from the 1920s to the 1940s.

This exceptional bead is corgnac red in color. Elegant polished baroque oval shape.

The vast inclusions provide elaborate sparkle flashing (see video). This detail, in addition to subtle (intentionally placed) pitting provides a realistic appearance (is faux).

Inclusions will vary from photo as each unique bead is slightly different.

This large bead is ideal for a statement pendant!

Measurements are approx slightly as each exceptional bead may be a touch different (see photo for definition):

Beading Hole: 2.0mm

Height: 1 3/4"

Length: 1 1/8"

Width: 5/8" To 3/4 Inch

16.2 Grams is the total weight.

It is important to provide you with the most accurate description as possible. Here is a YouTube video for an example of the bead you will receive:

Feel free to ask any question!

Average review
As described but wish it had a bigger hole for stringing. Will remember to convo ahead of time about that next time!
Sep 15, 2017 by joli jensen
The faux red amber turned out to be much more orange than I was hoping, but it's still a very pretty piece that simulates real amber texture well. I probably should have known, red + amber = orange! Regardless, seller was nice and the item arrived quickly.
Sep 5, 2017 by Andrew
SUPER quick shipping and great bead! Can't wait to string it!
Feb 28, 2017 by Caitlin L
Very nice!
Jan 7, 2017 by holly humbyrd
Absolutely love this stunning button and the other I bought. Shaela is a delight to deal with and so helpful in answering questions. She offers gorgeous vintage jewelry. Highly recommend!
Aug 9, 2016 by Susan L. Silberman

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Returns accepted within 7 days of the delivery date. We will refund upon return of the item so long as it is in the same condition as it was when left the store.

If the item is damaged during shipping we will accept a return of the item, with original packaging and photographic evidence for insurance purposes for a full refund. If the buyer would like to keep the damaged item we gladly offer partial refunds. Buyers choice.

If the item is lost during shipping you will be refunded as the item will be insured.