Great strand of light blue "Russian Blue" beads from the late 19th or early 20th century. These beads were likely made in Bohemia, and are molded glass that were then faceted. These beads used to be relatively common, but nice examples have gotten considerably harder to find in the last few years.
Strands measure 28 inches. Individual beads measure 5-6 mm in diameter. In the picture, you'll see one strand is slightly lighter colored than the other -- let us know (in the comment box) which one you prefer!
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