Opalite beads around 12mm
  • Streng ca. 39cm
€4,35Incl. tax €3,60Excl. tax
Opalite beads around 10mm
  • Streng ca. 39cm
€3,35Incl. tax €2,77Excl. tax
10 pieces Opalite droptjes facet
  • ca. 14x9mm
€4,24Incl. tax €3,50Excl. tax

About Opalite beads


Opalite is probably derived from Opaline. This is a special and decorative way of glass making in France between 19th century. The popularity of the Opaliet beads reached its peak during the reign of Napoleon III in the years 1850-1860.

The glass is opaque or slightly translucent, can be white or have brightly colored shades of green, blue, pink, black, lavender or yellow. The glass has called a high lead content that "demi-crystalline or semi-crystalline (semi-crystalline). The primary impact of this kind of glass is from the 16th-century Venetian glass milk and the English white glass which was produced in the 18th century Bristol. Because of its beauty is Opaliet so probably here derived and is used today in jewelry that would give a magical, mysterious 'glow'.

Because it is not being mined, there is no operation to be attributed nor is there any reference to a known constellation.