Similar necklaces were worn in Ukraine, Russia, Poland, Belarus, and other Slavic countries as part of the traditional folk costumes. Red Smalta beads were popular in eastern Europe (as well as other places in the world) in the 19th and early 20th century as a cheaper alternative to natural coral and this necklace dates to that period. Due to the very high cost of coral necklaces, which could sometimes cost more than the owner of the necklace's house along with all the household goods, there was always an interest in jewelry from a more affordable material. So, among many different experiments, a glass and stone necklace (made of smalt) gained great popularity.Stoneware, in turn, turned out to be very similar in color to coral, and imitating the shape of the most expensive coral necklaces, stoneware very quickly gained great popularity, and became almost as common as coral. Today, such beads are not produced anywhere, and the only source (as with balamut and Mediterranean coral) for the revival of material cultural heritage is the antique markets, which in turn greatly increases the price and largely drives the process of destruction of cultural artifacts. This necklace weighs 80.37 grams. The total length of the beads is 26 cm 1/2.
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