Layered 5-sided "Satina" ruby glass bead
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Posted by: beadiste Post Reply
03/29/2019, 11:37:26

Vintage beads, apparently long out of production. While I was stringing some in sunlight, I noticed that the outer layer of glass is actually colorless.

Under magnification, there appear to be 5 layers - ruby, ruby, colorless, ruby,and colorless. When split, the junction between layers appears sort of milky (see vertical lines in photo of split bead).

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Modified by beadiste at Fri, Mar 29, 2019, 11:43:53

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