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Rose Carved Cherry Amber Necklace

I still remember the first time I saw one of these beads. Eighteen years ago, a friend (also a fellow bead lover) and I were searching our favorite flea market.

1We came across a short string of these on an old rotting brown thread-about 20 beads…not enough for a necklace and very expensive…but we loved them so much that we decided to split the cost and each took half the string, just so we could own them. Over the  years, I mixed them with other beads in necklaces that I made for myself.

2I have continued to buy these whenever possible…and now there are two long necklaces and I realize that these were originally part of a Mandarin Court Necklace.

3 Visit PrivateCollection’s PictureBook to see additional photos… many in larger formats.

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2 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    Posted October 31, 2007 at 2:46 pm | Permalink

    This is a gorgeous piece. Is it for sale? Where can I find another piece like this? Thanks

  2. T.G
    Posted October 31, 2007 at 2:48 pm | Permalink

    None of items on the PhotoBlog are currently for sale. Please contact us through our email address for further information.

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