Whittemore-Durgin Stained Glass Supplies, 825 Market St.,
Rockland MA 02370
Stained glass supplies and tools, art and architectural glass, and so much more!
These jewels have "West Germany" printed on their wrappers, and have been sitting on our shelves since back when the Berlin Wall was new. We have a limited number on hand, so when they're gone, they're really gone.
A moonface jewel just might be that accent you've been looking for. Perhaps it will inspire you to create a new work of art, full of celestial influences. You Nervous Nellies out there might even want to carry one of these smooth, iridescent glass beauties around in your pocket like a worry stone.
Approximately 1-1/2" in diameter.
The illustration is a sample of round cuts in various colors and sizes.
These clear glass faceted stones, called "round cuts" have 17 facets, regardless of size. The stones have been cast, and then polished by tumbling in a slurry of fine carborundum, so that they are polished to a mirror-like finish. The edges are tapered to about 1/16" so that they can be wrapped in copper foil or in lead came.
Unfaceted jewels are called cabochons, (or "cabs" by the insiders), from the French en cabochon, not faceted.
Cabochons are a lower key ornamental component which intrude less in the overall design. Most of the various versions of the famous Tiffany Studios Dragonfly lamp shades use cabochons to depict the eyes of the dragonfly, as well as other features.
These polished glass jewels are top quality German products which are cast and then tumbled to produce a perfect finish. They are suitable for use in jewelry work. One of their uses is in the lampshades of the Tiffany Dragonfly Series, and in other applications calling for elongated shapes, such as in floral or geometric designs. Here is an example of one Dragonfly Shade, in which many sizes and shapes of oval glass jewels are used.
Elongated oval smooth glass jewels, not polished, 3" x 3/4" (76mm x 19mm). Limited supply. Originally distributed by Nervo, decades ago.
These Zodiac Signs on Opaque jet Black Glass are painted in gold pirontery. The stones are 30 x 40 mm, or roughly 1-1/8" x 1-1/2".
We have acquired these perfect quality Bavarian glass jewels, which were made for the stained glass industry. These are a rare and endangered species, because of the environmental laws which prevent many of the small Bavarian "cottage industries" from producing the jewels in the old way
Commonly used in the border of a window. It measures 2-1/2" on each side. A ridge starts at each corner and the three ridges meet in the center of the jewel. The jewel's thickness at this point is about 1/2". The edges are 1/8" thick. The surface of the triangle jewel is covered by a raised irregular design resembling small vines.