Swarovski Rose #5500 AB 12 x 8mm Vintage Rare
I have been working with Swarovski Crystals for about 40 years. I am now turning mainly to making my own Lamp Work glass beads and writing, so, it's time to turn my crystal beads over to you!
I already knew, but had to check to see if this size in Rose AB #5500 12 x 8mm were even available. I have found none so far.
They are vintage and rare, especially in mint condition. I bought out the factory that made my jewelry in the mid 1980s. The factory was in Point Reyes, California and my partner in their production was my friend Andrew Romanoff. We eventually had about 300 accounts and through a marketing company called SNB, had 16 reps in the field. This is in the past now. Sigh. But these beads are so rare and make the most beautiful earrings and necklaces.