Vintage Glass Nugget Earrings

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Laura Bergman

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Laura Bergman created by

Laura Bergman

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Glass From The Past

Luminous and tactile, these ravishing clusters of recycled glass are handmade by artist Laura Bergman from the crushed remains of antique beer, soda and dairy bottles (multi-colored) and Mason jars (blue) dating between 1900 and 1960. Scouring the rural woodlands of Pennsylvania Amish Country to collect stray bottles posing an environmental hazard to local wildlife, Bergman carefully cleans and fuses artful morsels into light-catching drops that preserve the original ruby, green, navy and amber-tinted glass. To create the crisp, blue pendants, Bergman uses 1940s-era Mason Jars exclusively. Each set fuses a beautiful moment in time from the early decades of the historic 20th century.

Dime-sized lightweight glass pendants hang on shapely sterling silver hooks. Includes an item-specific story detailing the age and origin of the glass used. Handmade of recycled glass and sterling silver in the USA. Each pair sold separately.

Due to the reclaimed and handmade nature of these earrings, each piece will vary.

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Laura Bergman

created by

Laura Bergman

location

Pennsylvania

An avid antique glass and bottle collector, artist Laura Bergman lives near a wooded area with multiple antique bottle dumps. "It always bothered me how, as a collector, we take away the pretty whole bottles, but leave the broken pieces behind," she says.

After seeing a baby fawn laying among these pieces one day, and having had one of her dogs return from a walk with his feet cut, she decided to pick up the pieces of this lovely antique glass and use them to create jewelry and gifts.

Each of her pieces is handmade from 100% reclaimed antique glass from these dumps. Being a bottle collector for many years, Laura has researched and collected the history behind each type of glass. Each piece truly is "A Little Piece of History for You to Wear".

Handmade Recycled Made in the USA
Made from
sterling silver, glass
Measurements
Nugget (approx): .75" L x .25" W; Drop: 2.25" L
Notes
Glass can be washed with soap and water, sterling can be cleaned with any sterling cleaner.
Item ID
20294

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Most of our items are in stock and will ship quickly. Orders for in-stock items placed before 5pm ET Monday through Friday, excluding Federal holidays, will ship:
Economy shipping:
within 8 days, arriving no later than the 9th business day after the order was placed.
Standard shipping:
within 4 days, arriving 5 business days after the order was placed.
Preferred shipping:
within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
Expedited shipping:
within 1 day, arriving 2 business days after the order was placed.
Express shipping:
will ship the same day and arrive 1 business day later.

Please note, these items are discontinued. When they sell out, they will no longer be available.


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Vintage Glass Nugget Earrings
 
4.2

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (1)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Unique (11)
  • Good length (6)
  • Good quality (6)
  • Stunning (6)
  • Dazzles (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Casual dresser (9)
  • Everyday (7)
  • Dates / night out (5)
  • Formal occasions (4)
  • Business (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Stylish (7), Modern (6), Classic style (3), Comfort-oriented (3), Practical (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (13)

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5.0

gorgeous, unique w/history

By 

from Delaware, OH

About Me Comfort-Oriented, Modern

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Dazzles
  • Good Length
  • Good Quality
  • Stunning
  • Unique

Cons

  • Expensive

Best Uses

  • Business
  • Casual
  • Everyday
  • Formal Occasions
  • Night Out

Comments about Vintage Glass Nugget Earrings:

love love love these. I love that they are sterling silver and glass; I love that they are made from recycled glass; I love that they are made from old mason jars and come with a mini-history. They are very expensive to me for a hunk of glass and a bit of silver wire, but they are so gorgeous and I had a gift card. LOL

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
  • Self
  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
  • Other

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5.0

Loved & lost, but WOW what nice service!

By 

from Mason, OH

Pros

  • Beautiful
  • Unique

Cons

  • Fall Off Easily

Best Uses

    Comments about Vintage Glass Nugget Earrings:

    I had listed a review (below) stating that the first time I wore these, they both fell out and vanished. Customer Service is sending a replacement pair! You cannot beat that! I am hugely impressed!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

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    4.0

    nice gift

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    By 

    from Indianapolis, IN

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    Comments about Vintage Glass Nugget Earrings:

    Bought this as a gift for my boyfriend's sister for her birthday. She sent me a text when she got them in the mail and said she loved them. We both loved that they are made from antique/vintage glass items. Glad they are as nice in person as they looked online. :-)

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

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    5.0

    Favorite earrings

    By 

    from Forest City, IA

    About Me Modern

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Good Length
    • Good Quality
    • Stunning
    • Unique

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Business
      • Casual
      • Everyday
      • Formal Occasions
      • Night Out

      Comments about Vintage Glass Nugget Earrings:

      The color is amazing. The length is perfect and they are super light weight.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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      5.0

      Love them

      By 

      from Palm Bay, Fl.

      About Me Career, Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical, Stylish

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Dazzles
      • Good Length
      • Good Quality
      • Stunning
      • Unique

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Business
        • Casual
        • Everyday
        • Formal Occasions
        • Night Out

        Comments about Vintage Glass Nugget Earrings:

        She loves them

        Service and delivery comments:

        outstanding

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        1.0

        loved and lost

        By 

        from Mason, OH

        Pros

          Cons

          • Fall Off Easily

          Best Uses

            Comments about Vintage Glass Nugget Earrings:

            I received these for a Christmas gift and thought they were beautiful! I put them on, went out to run errands, and came back to discover they had both fallen out, unnoticed by me, and are now lost.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            5.0

            I Love It :)

            By 

            from Cloud 9

            About Me Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Practical, Stylish

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Dazzles
            • Good Quality
            • Lightweight
            • Stunning
            • Unique

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • All the time
              • Casual
              • Everyday
              • Formal Occasions

              Comments about Vintage Glass Nugget Earrings:

              I got this for Christmas, and I love them sooo much. I got the blue ones, and they are the prettiest shade of aquamarine. It first, I wasn't sure if t was plastic or something, but I rang it against a piece of metal, and due to the chiming sound it made- those earrings are real!! I love these sooo much! Thank you Uncommon Goods! You made my Christmas perfect.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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              5.0

              Interesting Earrings

              By 

              from Kentucky

              About Me Stylish

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Dazzles
              • Good Length
              • Good Quality
              • Unique

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Casual
                • Everyday

                Comments about Vintage Glass Nugget Earrings:

                A cool gift for any person.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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                4.0

                Wife loved them

                By 

                from Pennsylvania

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Unique

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Casual
                  • Night Out

                  Comments about Vintage Glass Nugget Earrings:

                  Unique, attractive

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

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                  3.0

                  Different

                  By 

                  from LI, NY

                  About Me Modern

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Length

                  Cons

                  • Not as unique as expected

                  Best Uses

                  • Casual

                  Comments about Vintage Glass Nugget Earrings:

                  Looks like a lot of glass globules, not as striking or glittery as we expected

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

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