This lucky bracelet features a rare and collectible, midcentury opal Czech glass cabochon. Opal glass is created by hand mixing and molding multiple glass colors with tiny pieces of goldstone glass.
Czech glassmakers were the first to develop methods for press-molding glass buttons in the early 19th-century. They began with solid colored glass and then, as their skills grew, started producing multi-colored stones mimicking gems like opals.
In this piece:
Vintage lampworked opal oval glass cabochon, made in Czechoslovakia
Three brass stampings made today in the USA in vintage dies
Tiny hand-dyed Lady Washington mother-of-pearl button, made from Mississippi River mussel shells, at chain end, circa 1950-1960