Exactly how these lovely old wedding cake beads came to me out of an antique estate is how you get these big, black and dusty rose wedding cake bead screwback earrings which are original and untampered with. These vintage costume jewelry, large, heavy wedding cake beads, each luscious, looking good enough to eat, are about 14 or 15mm. They have gold, white, blue pink and yellow detail on the glass. I also have 18 matching beads that were once a beautiful necklace that I am selling separately and are available in my shop.
These jet black Venetian wedding cake beads in these earrings date back to the 1920's at the latest. Each vintage Venetian bead is individually made of jet black glass that is traditionally layered with molten pink, blue & white glass. The Venetian beads are exceptional & truly unique because they are also covered with 24k gold foil bands & swirls, which was a rarer application to Venetian wedding cake beads in the 1920's than was aventurina (molten glass infused with brilliant copper). You see the earrings have the original chain dangling from the adjustable screw back earrings...something you don't often see....the earrings with their original findings and not redone into pierced or clips.