Custom jewelry made in black glass, jet glass or French Jet was made popular from the area in northern Bohemia (Czech Republic) called Jablonec and Nisou. In the 18th century the town, Gablonz, produced its first artificial jewelry. By the 19th century the town became prosperous and wealthy due to exports. When the crisis of the 1930's hit, so did hunger and desperation. By 1938 the Nazis occupied the area and it was finally liberated in May 1945. In the Art Modern period following World War II, Jewelry designs became more traditional and understated.
Isabella ~ Vintage 1950's
Vintage late 1950's black round faceted glass beads
Rhinestones set in gunmetal
Faceted oval black dyed jade (18mm )
Vintage 1960's antique silver deco separators and oval links
Gunmetal chain, lobster claw clasp
Handcrafted in the USA