Vintage Milk Glass Double Strand Choker Necklace
The milky white of this necklace is brilliant. Milk glass is composed of 50% or more sand (silica), which is mixed and melted with alkaline solvents such as potash and several other mineral and chemical compounds. It's heated melting the 'batch' to the ideal temperature and consistency. After being poured into a mold it's left to cool. The earliest known opaque white milk glass was made in Egypt around 1500 BC. By the 1600s, milk glass beads were made for trade here in the colonies of America.
Between each bead in this necklace there are tiny white pea bead separators. The 2 inch extender has five 5.5mm beads which adds 2 inches to this 12 inch Choker Necklace. The closure is a silver tone hook.
This necklace is in excellent vintage condition and ready for wear. Add a little history to your accessories today!
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Item ID: RL-0123
Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: White, Size: 12" long + 2" with extender (14")
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