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Strass

Glass with high lead content. The lead increases the refractive indexspecific gravity and dispersionbut lowers the hardness.

Strass was invented in the 18th century by the french goldsmith George Frederic Strass (1701 – 1773).1

Sources

  • Renate Möller. Schmuck. Deutscher Kunstverlag, 1998. ISBN 3422062130

 

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Notes

  1. Möller, 24