This necklace boasts a sumptuous lampworked opal cabochon manufactured in mid-century Czechoslavakia. It is so stunning we decided that this understated but attention-grabbing necklace design required no further garnish.
Bohemian glassmakers were the first to develop methods for press-molding glass in the early 19th century. They began with solid colored glass and then, as their skills grew, started producing multi-colored stones like this one that mimics gems like opals.
In this piece:
Lampworked cloud opal glass cabochon, made in Czechoslovakia, circa 1950
A pronged brass setting made today in the USA in vintage dies