Dating antique rosaries - How to Date an Antique Rosary | Synonym


Gutta Percha is a natural latex that began to be used in the mid-1800's for everything from jewelry to wire insulation to furniture and golf balls! It was widely used in mourning jewelry during the Victorian era due to it's black color and ability to be molded and carved. Many rosaries that seem to have black wooden beads really have gutta percha beads. They are very durable and have lasted well into the present.


Dating antique rosaries

Dating antique rosaries