Vintage Glass Cabochon Necklace

created by

Nina Gibson

$50.00 $ 9.99

created by

Nina Gibson

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Pretty and Polished

Charming and cheerful, these colorful necklaces are handmade from vintage glass cabochons originally created in Japan to imitate carved jade.

During WWII, many glass factories were destroyed in Japan. After the war ended, several glass companies taught the devastated and unemployed citizens how to blow and press colored glass for beads and cabochons out of their own homes. Entire neighborhoods took part in the manufacturing of the jade-inspired glass, and the beautiful exports helped lift Japan's economy.

Artist Nina Gibson was drawn to the Japanese floral motifs of the era and collected the glass to create her own line of jewelry. "Japonica and Japanese design were so popular in America in the years following the war," Nina said. "My grandparents house was decorated in a fusion of Japanese and Hawaiian style, which is why I love these bits of glass so much."

Handmade in California. Sterling silver. Exclusively at UncommonGoods.

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Made in

A Southern California native, Nina has been making jewelry since she was just a child. Her metal and arts education is a grab bag of formal training from masters and self-taught, independent study, and in 2004, she started her own jewelry business.

Her jewelry is inspired by a casual playfulness as well as by the vintage glass she incorporates, "It gives me the chance to add a sense of beautiful history to my designs."

Nina fabricates each piece of jewelry by hand in an independent studio. She lives in Anaheim, California in an old craftsman home with her husband and two children.

Handmade Recycled
Made from
sterling silver, glass
Measurements
18" chain, .75" L x .5" H
Item ID
18310

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4.0

So pretty!

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from NJ

About Me Career, Classic

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Pros

  • Good Length
  • Good Quality
  • Meaningful
  • Pretty
  • Unique

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Dress Up or Down

    Comments about Vintage Glass Cabochon Necklace:

    Very pretty gift![...]

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    5.0

    Great Gift

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    from Long Island, NY

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    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Durable

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        Comments about Vintage Glass Cabochon Necklace:

        Another home run from uncommon goods. I love this necklace because it is both beautiful and unique. The color and texture has real depth and I get compliments every time I wear it. It works well casually with the chain enclosed, but if you swap the chain for a silver one from your jewelry box it really goes perfectly with dress up clothes.

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