These glass stones are seen in a variety of colors including varying shades of pink, blue, and green, some with swirls of copper (like those shown here) having a similar look to Venetian glass beads. Unlike the rivoli stone (shown below), these are drilled in the middle and often set with a decorative rhinestone-tipped pin inserted through the center. These clear cabochon stones are made by backing a piece of domed glass with the foil of varying colors. Etsy uses cookies and similar technologies to give you a better experience, enabling things like: Detailed information can be found in Etsy’s Cookies & Similar Technologies Policy and our Privacy Policy.

Originated as a natural gemstone cut later copied by stone manufacturers and fashioned of glass or plastic. The source for Art and fine quality Antiques. The plastic used in many Trifari jelly belly pieces came from imperfect Lucite slabs not suitable for the manufacture of World War II-era airplane windshields (confirmed by Irving Wolfe, a former Trifari vice president).

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Dealers can also market their jewelry more effectively using terms recognized by collectors. Most often round in shape, but can be square, oval or flower shaped as well. Vintage & Antique Costume Jewelry for Halloween. The Rivoli is a type of multi-faceted foiled glass stone manufactured by Swarovski.

Stippled cabochons have a texture that can be felt on the surface of the stone while foiled cabochons are smooth to the touch. We've sent you an email to confirm your subscription. They were marketed by Hobe' as "Mayorka Petals" in 1962, however, so remainder stock was likely used for those pieces.

I take personal interest in every piece offered here, and many have been in my own personal collection. It came about in the early 2000s when a marketer somewhere decided that romanticizing an imitation stone like this one had the potential for increasing sales. Looks like you already have an account! FREE Shipping on your first order shipped by Amazon. Flashes of color from within the stone are known as the "breath" from which the name is derived. You can step out in style wearing vintage and antique jewelry that complements your Halloween costume. Vintage Costume Jewelry Mixed Lot ,Destash Brooches,Beads,Pearls,Silver tone, Salvaged Jewelry, Upcycle Supply, Reuse RusticBucketsSouth.   United States   |   English (US)   |   $ (USD), remembering account, browser, and regional preferences, remembering privacy and security settings, personalized search, content, and recommendations, helping sellers understand their audience, showing relevant, targeted ads on and off Etsy. Pieces exhibiting these stones range from rare and valuable to common and less expensive. Popular pieces with collectors were made by Coro, Trifari and other manufacturers. Etsy sellers promote their items through our paid advertising platform. The most popular color? Pamela is an antique expert and the author of three books on the subject. Pieces made with colored plastic cabochons or glass of any color are not considered to be jelly bellies. It was first used in costume jewelry in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Marner closed its doors in 1957, so jewelry made by Marcella's company using these glass stones can most often be dated to the early to mid-1950s. In the descriptions below, both names are given where appropriate or mentioned in the description of those particular stones.

See above for high dome variation. Sterling examples from the '40s, are coveted by collectors and have been extensively reproduced, so it's wise to buy from a reputable dealer when investing in these pieces. Browse at your leisure and enjoy glamorous vintage jewelry that can be yours. These stones were first made in Bohemia (known as the Czech Republic today) by applying glass over foil. Cabochons have a domed-shaped top and a flat or bluntly faceted bottom surface. Vintage 14k Gp Amethyst And Clear Cz Ring, Victorian Grace Art-Antiques-Collectible Jewelry, Thanks For The Memories� - A Treasure Trove of Costume Jewelry and Collectibles, Cameo Cuff Bracelet Handpainted Art Jewelry Nouveau Woman, Wide Antique Victorian .800 Silver Gold Wash Filigree Pearl Bracelet, Vintage Sterling Silver Wide Pansy Flower Bracelet Art Nouveau Jewelry, Wide Vintage Mexico 925 Sterling Silver Black Onyx Bracelet Earrings, 14k & 925 Silver Rhodolite Garnet Band Ring Signed Sadie L Vassil 9, Vintage Rhinestone Wedding Night Bride Groom Cameo Locket Pendant, Vintage Art Jewelry Rhinestone Cameo Deco Moonlight Cocktail Party, Leyendecker Moonlight Dance Romance Couple Rhinestone Cameo Necklace, Vintage Art Cameo Pendant Baby Mermaid Rhinestone Necklace, Vintage Santa Claus Red Rhinestone Cameo Locket Christmas Eve, Big Edwardian Lady Vintage Cameo Locket Pink Opal Rhinestone Necklace, Large Glass Cameo White Opal Rhinestone Angel Locket Pendant, Religious Jewelry Blue Opal Rhinestone Cameo Locket Virgin Mary Angels, Large Green Opal Rhinestone Cameo Locket Madonna And Child Pendant, Large Raphael Kirchner Glass Cameo Pendant Art Nouveau Lady Necklace, Raphael Kirchner Glass Cameo Pendant Art Nouveau Lady Necklace, Raphael Kirchner Glass Cameo Pendant Art Nouveau Rhinestone Necklace, Vintage Halloween Jewelry Glass Cameo Pendant Necklace, Large Pink Rhinestone Cameo Locket Edwardian Harrison Fisher Lady, Vintage Christmas Jewelry Old World Santa Rhinestone Cameo Locket, Large Pink Rhinestone Cameo Locket Virgin Mary Baby Jesus Jewelry, Vintage Opal Rhinestone Locket Sparkling Mermaid Cameo Pendant, Vintage Christmas Keepsake Jewelry: Rhinestone Victorian Santa Locket, Vintage Christmas Jewelry: Victorian Santa Rhinestone Cameo Locket, Vintage Christmas Jewelry: Red Rhinestone Lady Cameo Locket Necklace, Vintage Victorian Santa Claus Cameo Locket Pink Opal Rhinestone, Interesting Items - Vintage Collectibles & Folk Art, Silver-toned Square/ring Linked Metal Belt, Faceted Crystal Mixed Glass Pin - Art Deco, Vintage Czech Porcelain Woman Cameo Filigree Bronze Pendant, Sw Metal Belt Buckle - Skull W/feather Design, Stagecoach Trails Ranch Owner Belt Buckle, Pink Rhinestone Victorian Cherub Cupid Locket Cameo Pendant, Vintage Edwardian Lady Saint Bernard Dog Rhinestone Cameo Locket, Vintage Jewelry: St Bernard Dog Child Cameo Locket Pendant, Ab Rhinestone Bulldog Cameo Locket Art Deco Lady Pendant, Magnetic Bracelet - Sleek Silver-toned Design, Large Cameo Cuff Bracelet Purple Rose Clear Rhinestones, Express Wells Fargoy Cia Metal Belt Buckle, Lia Sophia Blue Radiant Cut Crystal Pendant, Blue Mountain Sports/challis Idaho Buckle, Angels Sterling Silver Leaves Brooch Signed, Western Cowboy - Bronco Buster Belt Buckle, Vintage Sterling Silver Rhinestone Filigree Wreath Brooch, Vintage Sterling Silver Flower Pin Brooch, Chunky Sterling Silver Bracelet Marcasite Amethyst Glass Stones, Vintage Turquoise Abalone Shell Pendant Pin Brooch Sterling Silver, Antique Victorian Filigree .900 Silver Butterfly Brooch Pin, Peacock Brooch Dark Pink Rhinestones Silvertone Costume Pin, Big Ab Fuschia Red Rhinestone Flower Brooch Silvertone, Rhinestone Costume Jewelry: Butterfly Fuschia Red Silver Brooch, Sterling Silver Natural Zircon 13 Ct Each Necklace, Costume Jewelry: Clear Turquoise Blue Rhinestone Brooch Pin, Silver Clear Rhinestone Brooch Costume Jewelry, Silver Costume Jewelry: Blue Clear Rhinestone Brooch Pin, Large Brooch Turquoise Blue Clear Rhinestone Costume Jewelry, Costume Jewelry: Brooches & Pins: Purple Clear Rhinestone Flower, Costume Jewelry: Purple Rhinestone Brooch Pin Silver Tone, Purple Rhinestone Brooch Pin Costume Jewelry, Costume Jewelry: Green Blue Rhinestone Brooch Pin, David Troutman Sterling Silver Carved Turquoise Cross, Chain Linked Belt W/faceted Glass Accents, Garnet Gemstone Bracelet 8 Inch Deep Red Beads, Scrimshaw Style Western Mustang Belt Buckle.

4.5 out of 5 stars 183. Can also be oval-shaped in costume jewelry but with a high dome in comparison to other oval cabochons. Yes! Researching Costume Jewelry (RCJ) is a collaboration of hundreds of costume jewelry collectors and dealers who have shared – and continue to share – their knowledge, photos, written articles, and jewelry catalogs along with assisting in other ways.

These rhinestones were widely used in costume jewelry manufacture in the late 1950s and early 1960s in numerous colors.

As often happens with nicknames applied by collectors and dealers of vintage jewelry, this one stuck. Many unmarked pieces of Juliana jewelry made by DeLizza & Elster in the 1960s are embellished with these stones. Most often seen in the round and oval shapes, but the color can also be found in the margarita or rivoli shaped stones as well. Aurora Borealis is an iridescent rhinestone finish developed by Swarovski (a maker of fine rhinestones and Austrian crystals still in business) in 1955.

Use of the term "dragon's breath" to describe this type of stone is relatively new. Halloween is almost here and if you haven't yet decided on your Halloween look, then you might want to start doing that. The most sought-after 1940s jelly bellies were set in sterling silver due to war rations of other types of metals. 58 Items.

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