These are really rare and special beads. They are old glass beads in a lovely blue color with a splash of green in the center. They were made of uranium glass, more commonly known as vaseline glass, its popularity can be traced to the 1830s. They radiate a bright, bold fluorescent green under a black light. The glowing properties are from the uranium oxides and additional fluorescing colorants such as manganese and iron infused into the glass at the molten stage. This shape is called saturn because of the ring around the middle, there are also facets.
Due to their age these beads may have small chips, and pits that are normal for their age.
Sold in a package of 6 beads
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