This necklace was made with rare, vintage, champagne pink uranium glass beads. All of the glass 4mm champagne pink faceted beads are more than several decades old, and considered vintage beads. They are "new old stock" meaning they were purchased in new condition, but preserved old stock, directly from the manufacturer in Prague.
There are two 8mm custard raspberry swirl bell flower beads, and eight 4mm round opal aqua beads, all containing uranium.
The “crystal” resin pendant contains two pressed and preserved cherry blossom flowers, and dried preserved baby’s breath. A crown and sceptre 18k plated toggle closure holds the necklace together. Resin crystal is 1.75 inches long, and hangs a total of 2 inches on its mount.
This necklace measures 20 inches long, when laid flat and open.
Necklace comes gift wrapped, and with a keychain UV flashlight.
**Uranium glass contains minute amounts of uranium dioxide, and glows under UV black light. Uranium glass level of radioactivity varies by piece, ranging from less than 1 percent to up to 25 percent by weight, but there is no recognized danger to handling or using uranium glass, according to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Uranium glass beads are even further diluted than the glass in glassware, as it is mixed with other glass to make the beads. Under 50CPM is normal levels of background radiation. Under 100CPM is not thought to have any health effects. Outside air in the United States of America averages around 25CPM. I check all my pieces with a geiger meter to make sure they clock in at safe levels.**