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Nail head beads are pressed glass, faceted sequin-like embellishments that were sewn on mourning clothing to add subtle interest during the Victorian era. They continued to be used in fashion until the 1920s. Today they can add an even more interesting element - and find a whole new life - in a necklace or bracelet. Known as "French Jet," they were made of black glass in Bohemia (Czech Republic). They have a flat back and an irregularly domed top, which led to the term "nail head." While some na...

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