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Salt & Pepper - Vintage Crystal Bead Necklace . This unique necklace is crafted from gold plate and crystal.  Featuring numerous faceted crystal beads, and Vintage styling.  This necklace is hand strung with salt and pepper crystal beads, which is made to simulate antique salt and pepper diamonds.  The necklace has a secure gold plate spring ring clasp in perfect working order. The Vintage necklace can be worn long or doubled up, it looks wonderful when worn.  So unique and versatile!

History. Beads are thought to be one of the earliest forms of trade between members of the human race. It is thought that bead trading was one of the reasons why humans developed language. ... The oldest beads found to date were at Blombos Cave, about 72,000 years old, and at Ksar Akil in Lebanon, about 40,000 years old.

Rhinestones which are also known as diamantes or paste date back as far as the thirteenth century where they were first made from Czechoslovakian or Bohemian hand blown glass. The term rhinestone came along later, when rock crystals were discovered in and around the shores of the river Rhine in Austria.

A rhinestone, paste or diamante is a diamond simulant originally made from rock crystal but since the 19th century from crystal glass or polymers such as acrylic.


Measurements: Necklace 54" 

Stone Size: Crystal Bead 7.00 mm 

Weight: 43.40 grams 

Condition: Excellent 

Origin: America 

Date: Circa 1960

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