Black / pink / aventurine - freaky good!
Re: Close inspection of Indonesian (Javanese?) beads -- Rosanna Post Reply Edit Forum Where am I?
Posted by: Rosanna Post Reply
06/10/2017, 14:10:48

Several of these beads made me think about how hard it would be for a new collector to distinguish the new from the old for this style of fancy bead.

Two of the Indo beads had a much redder color than usually found on Venetian beads. The other two (on the right) have cobalt blue cores, but look like black cores at first glance. The holes are a little rough on the two cobalt base beads, but otherwise they are stellar copies.

I don't own any of this particular bead any more, so I can't do a side-by-side comparison, but I'm including a picture that shows several Venetian beads - not in top condition sorry.

RFIndoPinkAvJun17.jpg (47.6 KB)  RFVenetianAvPinkJun17.jpg (54.0 KB)  

Modified by Rosanna at Sat, Jun 10, 2017, 16:09:44

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