RARE Vintage Art Deco Bohemian Czech Ballotini Beads Faux Pearl Edelweiss Clip Earrings. WW2 Wartime Collector. Special Occasion. Wedding Bridal Jewellery. Party Ball. Red Carpet Event. Present Romantic Gift.
Circa 1930’s – early 40’s
Perfect for a BRIDE On Her Wedding Day or ANY SPECIAL OCCASION!
A rare and beautiful pair of vintage Art Deco Ballotini Beads and faux pearl EDELWEISS clip-on earrings. The ballotini beads look Amazing when they catch the light, they have a wonderful shimmering iridescence. The main photo shows the earrings in natural light with flash. The 3rd photo again is with flash. The 4th photo with the film star shows the earrings just in natural light, no flash. The clips are strong and working well. The earrings are ivory pearl coloured and the ballotini beads are a very pale green, which makes for a lovely contrast. Inevitably with these beads there is some surface wear, with a few tiny bare patches here and there, but you wouldn’t notice this when wearing and it doesn’t in my opinion detract in any way from their immense charm.
Ballotini beads are miniscule glass balls affixed to the surface of another bead – almost like flocking. They were made in Gablonz, in the old Kingdom of Bohemia. Because they are relativly fragile, not many have survived and they are very rare and highly sought after now.
Likely to be wartime pieces. Edelweiss was given as a love token and is a symbol of devotion.
Each earring measures approximately: just over 1″ or 28mm diameter
in Very Good Vintage Condition.
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