A rhinestonepaste or diamante is a diamond simulant originally made from rock crystal but since the 19th century from crystal glass or polymers such as acrylic. Originally, rhinestones were rock crystals gathered from the river Rhinehence the name, although some were also found in areas like the Alpsbut today the name "rhinestone" applies only to varieties of lead glass known as crystal glass. The availability was greatly increased in the 18th century when the Alsatian jeweller Georg Friedrich Strass had the idea to imitate diamonds by coating the lower side of lead glass with metal powder.
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Correctly identifying stones used in vintage costume jewelry can help both buyers and sellers research, value, and catalog their collections. Dealers can also market their jewelry more effectively using terms recognized by collectors. In turn, buyers can more readily find these items when searching online if familiar terminology is used, which benefits both sellers and the collectors seeking vintage pieces.
An intricate and beautiful piece made with an admixture of neons, pastel neons and bright straight colours of green, yellow, blue and turquoise. I am so loving how she has come together! Bright and sunny!
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Another way of spotting these fakes of the vintage jewellery world is the designs. Anyone can see the piece is not old — no nibbles or flea bites and bright as a button findings. A complete con.