Vintage ITALIAN ONYX Stone Focal Bead 20mm pkg 1 RB87A
Vintage and gorgeous Italian onyx bead which is chemically similar to marble with the same kind of patterns and colors,the difference being that typically onyx is BANDED and marble is more of a random pattern of colors.
This bead is what I call a celery green color with banding of a beautiful amber brown color. Because this is a natural stone, of course the pattern of the banding and the amount of this amber color will vary from bead to bead.
**I have tried to show the variation in the main picture of 3 beads but please note :this listing is for ONE bead.**
** I will also be listing a bead that is the same material but with much less of the amber brown color and mostly the celery green - RB-87B ****
These natural stone bead is mined in Italy, Pakistan,Mexico and many other countries although we purchased this bead in Hong Kong in 1980 during one of our first buying trips to Asia.
The polish is superb as you can see in the photographs- like all my round gemstone beads that were purchased over 25 years ago, the workmanship is superb unlike many of the stone beads that are cut in India these days.
Price is for ONE 20mm genuine Italian onyx bead that has a beautiful pattern and a great polish. We 100% guarantee this to be a natural stone bead cut in the Far East in the early 1980s.
I sold such beautiful Italian onyx focal beads such as these through the Smithsonian Institutions museum shop and catalog during the 1980s and they were also featured in trunk shows at Bloomingdales and Saks Fifth Avenue during this same time period.
You can read more about my career as a jewelry designer in my profile page!
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First Item: $ 16.50
Additional Items: $ 0.00
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IMPORTANT NOTICE: POSTAGE RATES HAVE RISEN DRAMATICALLY IN 2020
ORDERS INSIDE USA: A charge of $4.00 covers any first class shipment up to 15 ounces. Our beads vary so much in weight that it is impossible for us to apply a single add-on charge for multiple product orders. We will continue to refund to customers any amount that greatly exceeds our actual cost of shipping and handling.
ORDERS OUTSIDE USA: International First Class rates are now crazy: $16.50 for any package weighing from 1-5 ounces. Even an order for 2-3 small bead items may cost $16.50 or more, depending on the type of material (stone versus resin, for example). We apologize in advance if we have to adjust the postage cost of an order that has been placed. We will understand if an order is rescinded when the postage cost is too high relative to the product value.
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All vintage beaded jewelry is either shipped in a little gift box tied with a ribbon or in a vintage Chinese embroidered silk purse.
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Love my beads! The coloring in the epidote was not as intense as illustrated, but it is certainly a good example of the mineral. The colors in the unakite beads are wonderful. The quality of the carving I would rate as good to excellent.
Nice beads!! Super fast thanks a lot!!!
I have dreamed of having a necklace such as the jade one. But the red one. That was a surprise. Both are beautiful. Thank you! Best, Jane
Lovely color;!interesting stones.
When I thought that I had ordered two of these and then checked out I had to order another set. The seller was very kind and combined my two orders and refunded my shipping.