Re: General ID Tutorial
Re: General ID Tutorial -- Josh Post Reply Edit Forum Where am I?
Posted by: AnneLFG Post Reply
12/20/2019, 18:17:15

Hello Josh, no expert here.

Always helps to have good lighting, and excellent magnification- like a lighted Jeweler's loupe.

If it is a Bead that is Popular and Expensive you know it is most likely Faked a LOT and so be very cautious and skeptical.

People Misrepresent Beads a Lot and Not always on purpose.

I have some of those Beads also- the Resin ones- and they are an affordable alternative for Jewelry Makers that like the Look and the Style.

As you probably know, the Agate/Calcedony dZi beads are being artificially aged and put through some type of roller that produces circular and crescent surface marks. These marks occur naturally when glass and stone beads, or marbles, are hit by another bead or similar and receive surface fractures over time.

Good luck in your Bead Collecting. Luckily there are many Generous and Knowledgable Bead Lovers, Collectors and Researchers in this Forum. I am always learning here, and grateful.

Holiday Best Wishes, and Happy New Year!


Bead lover, collector since Age 15, semi-retired had wholesale/retail bead, folk art, tribal art store Lost and Found Gallery for 25 yrs. in DT Greensboro, NC

Modified by AnneLFG at Fri, Dec 20, 2019, 18:18:56

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