Antique French Amethyst Glass Bead Guardian Angel Chaplet
An antique French amethyst glass bead guardian angel chaplet. This antique French chaplet consists of multi-faceted amethyst glass beads set on double linked wires connected to a central amethyst multi-faceted glass bead with an aluminum medal that has the image of a guardian angel on one side marked France on the bottom and the image of Mary and the child Jesus on the other. This chaplet has a condition issue with some chips to the amethyst glass beads. This chaplet has lasted a long time because of the wired links as string would have broken long ago. The hand crafted wire connector atop the metal and the use of aluminum for the metal which was once considered quite extraordinary make this a fabulous chaplet which should become the next heirloom. This chaplet measures approx. 4-3/4" long with each amethyst glass multi-faceted bead approx. 1/4" wide and the medal approx. 1/2" wide.
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