Beautiful up cycled vintage bead necklace. This lemon vaseline glass and crystal necklace features vintage Czech soft yellow uranium glass beads and aurora borealis (AB) coated cut crystal beads. They have been professionally strung by hand using a complimentary yellow beading string and have slightly smaller beads at the back graduating gently to the front. The effect is a lovely summery necklace that has a soft glow.
Uranium glass was made in the Gablonz region from the end of the 19th Century by adding a percentage of uranium within the coloured glass. Uranium glass can be green or yellow. Vaseline glass is a subset of uranium glass and is always yellow.The glass glows under a UV (ultraviolet light). This necklace has been tested using a UV light.
The necklace is in excellent condition. It has a new silver tone metal barrel screw clasp.
The necklace weighs 64 grams. It measures 59 cm and sits just above the breastbone. Presented in a beautiful satin drawstring bag.