Size 9/0 Vintage Italian Seed Beads UNF Matte White Opal


Vintage Italian 9/0 beads in unfinished white opal


These antique Italian glass seed beads are an unfinished white opal.

Color: unfinished white opal
Size: 9/0
Quantity:  10 grams or 1 ounce

These old Murano glass seed beads were manufactured between the late 1800’s and the 1920’s by the Societa Veneziana Conterie . This was a consortium of 16 independent Venetian bead makers that joined together from 1898-1992. Because these are hand crafted beads, made very long ago, they show greater variance in size and shape than contemporary beads.

The color is an “unfinished” white opal, which is a semi translucent opaline with a slightly matte or frosted look.

They are a size 9/0, which is a larger seed bead. When strung, there are about 14-16 beads per inch. The average diameter is about 2.65 mm.

You can choose a 10 gram bag or 1 ounce bag. The last photo shows a 1 ounce bag of  beads next to a 10 gram bag of beads, for comparison.

These pictures have been magnified to give a good sense of color and shape. See the photos with coins and ruler for scale. While I’ve tried very hard to describe and capture the colors accurately, you should keep in mind that there are color variances from one computer monitor to the next. Please pay attention to the written color description as well as the photos.

Additional information

Weight .3 oz
Dimensions 2 × 1 × 1 in

10 gram bag, 1 ounce bag (28 grams)