Victorian Mourning beads 31 inches long.The French jet beads are 3.75 mm each, and the Vulcanite beads are 1 1/8th inch long.On each side of the Vulcanite beads is a small transparent glass seed bead in pale blue,lavender, or clear. The necklace has a silver tone screw barrel clasp. When Vulcanite ( a hardened rubber) gets wet sulfur will migrate to the surface as has happened on these Vulcanite beads. Unlike Gutta Percha which is very water resistant- Vulcanite is not so do not immerse in water just wipe with a soft clean cloth.Do not leave Vulcanite in sunlight or it will fade to brown.
The benefit of Vulcanite is it does not crumble with age as Gutta percha can.These beads are from an English Estate.
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