This listing features a pair of two large attached Vintage beads, one gold- finished and one covered in silver bugle beads! There are also two smaller amber faceted crystal beads attached as spacers on either sides of the design.
These gold beads are so unusual, with an organic feel...softly rounded edges on a faceted bead with about ten "sides". They are large and measure aprox 20 m end to end and 18 m at their widest point. This means it is a real statement bead...over 3/4 of an inch long.
The "silver" beads are composed of a lightweight material and completely covered in rows of silver bugle beads.
These components would make a great "modern ethnic" type of necklace! ( or used in earring or bracelet designs)
They are Rare and part of an inventory we acquired in the 1980's from a New York Designer's Fifth Avenue Showroom. They are a gold finish over a metal shape....I am not sure what is the underlying compound but they feel like metal to the touch. They are still shiny after twenty years! It is obvious these attached beads were being readied for a design but not finished....
All of our items are of excellent quality, are vintage with only minor wear unless otherwise stated.
The Designer we bought our inventory was a Couture Costume Jewelry Designer to many well known names in the industry..Mary McFadden, Bill Blass, Gillian, etc. ...
This means our pieces are of great quality ...many are European in origin!