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Posted by: linzib Post Reply
07/27/2017, 11:32:20

I have some mystery necklaces , any info at all appreciated.
The orange bead one seems to be carved beads rather than moulded. Strung on a fine chain. The screw fastener seems to have Made in France but is very hard to decipher.

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Likely Galalith, 1920s - 1940s
Re: mystery necklaces -- linzib Post Reply Edit Forum Where am I?
Posted by: Rosanna Post Reply
07/27/2017, 13:28:26

You can confirm the material by running a bead under very hot water then immediately sniff the bead. A burned milk smell will come off the Galalith.

A lot of Galalith beaded jewelry was made in France.



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Re: Likely Galalith, 1920s - 1940s
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Posted by: linzib Post Reply
07/27/2017, 13:52:57

Thank you need to test with hot water as you suggest. I did try a hot pin test for "amber" bead on other necklace but struggled to find an unobtrusive area to test.



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For some reason I remember these kind of clasps were used by a specific French designer,
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Posted by: Heleen Post Reply
08/01/2017, 08:33:06

but can't remember the designer's name. It's on the tip of my tongue though. Maybe someone else can help out. I love the necklace!



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I remember! Isn't this a Rousselet necklace?
Re: For some reason I remember these kind of clasps were used by a specific French designer, -- Heleen Post Reply Edit Forum Where am I?
Posted by: Heleen Post Reply
08/01/2017, 08:41:25

I have seen different necklaces with these kind of clasps that are also stamped with 'Made in France'. You can find some examples on Etsy!



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I thought it might be a Rousselet clasp too
Re: I remember! Isn't this a Rousselet necklace? -- Heleen Post Reply Edit Forum Where am I?
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08/01/2017, 10:17:04



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