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Vintage 925 ball set

Discussion in 'Antique and Vintage Jewelry' started by copperhead, Aug 1, 2019.

  1. copperhead
    Rough_Rock

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    by copperhead » Aug 1, 2019
    Can anyone explain to me why some vintage pieces are strung with what looks like dental floss to me? It is very strong and has a waxy feel to it.
    I've searched at length but cannot find any info on this technique or how to define it in an auction description
    Thank-you for your time in advance. :) 20190801_135231.jpg
     
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  2. stracci2000
    Ideal_Rock

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    by stracci2000 » Aug 2, 2019
    It is a waxed cord, possibly nylon. Many Old Pawn Native American pieces are strung on this material.
    Here is a photo of a necklace that I have, showing the same cord.
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