Neodymium / Alexandrite Glass Identification Guide + Gallery

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Neodymium glass (also known as Alexandrite glass), changes colour according to different lighting conditions. The glass appears lilac (or sometimes pink) in natural sunlight or yellow artificial light, and smokey blue in fluorescent/white light. This is due to the presence of Neodymium oxide (Nd²O³) in the glass. Glassware containing Neodymium was produced in several countries, including Scandinavia, Italy, and the Czech Republic. The shades of lilac, pink and blue can vary greatly depending on the glass mixture.

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Zelezny Brod Sklo Czech Pink Neodymium Glass Vase / Bowl

A Czech pink / lilac neodymium glass vase / bowl. Made by Zelezny Brod Sklo, labelled.

Zelezny Brod Czech Neodymium Pink Glass Dog - Label

A Czech pink / lilac neodymium glass dog sculpture. Made by Zelezny Brod Sklo, labelled.

Zelezny Brod Neodymium Glass Fish by Miloslav Janku

A Czech pink / lilac neodymium glass fish sculpture. Made by Zelezny Brod Sklo, designed by Miloslav Janku.

Zelezny Brod ZBS Neodymium Czech Glass Hedgehog

A Czech pink / lilac neodymium glass hedgehog sculpture. Made by Zelezny Brod Sklo.

V. Nason & Co Murano 'Scavo' Glass Dolphin Sculpture

An Italian Murano lilac / blue neodymium glass dolphin sculpture. Made by V. Nason & Co, labelled.

V. Nason & Co Murano Neodymium Glass Cat - Signed

An Italian Murano lilac / blue neodymium glass cat sculpture. Made by V. Nason & Co, labelled.

Murano Green & Lilac / Blue Neodymium Sommerso Glass Swan Figurine

An Italian Murano green and lilac / blue neodymium sommerso glass swan sculpture. Manufacturer unknown.

Murano Red & Lilac / Blue Neodymium Sommerso Glass Swan Figurine

An Italian Murano red and lilac / blue neodymium sommerso glass swan sculpture. Manufacturer unknown.

Galliano Ferro Murano Bullicante Red & Lilac Neodymium Glass Bowl

An Italian Murano red and lilac / blue neodymium glass bowl / ashtray. Made by Galliano Ferro.

Murano Faceted Neodymium Sommerso Glass Block Vase

An Italian Murano grey and lilac / blue neodymium sommerso glass block vase. Manufacturer uknown.

Riihimaki #1720 Riihimaen Neodymium Glass Nanny Still 'Polaris' Vase

A Scandinavian lilac / blue neodymium glass "Polaris" bottle vase. Made by Riihimaki of Finland, labelled.

Riihimaki #1724 Riihimaen Neodymium Glass Nanny Still 'Grapponia' Vase

A Scandinavian lilac / blue neodymium glass "Grapponia" bottle vase. Made by Riihimaki of Finland, labelled.

FM Konstglas/Ronneby Neodymium Glass Bird - Labelled

A Scandinavian lilac / blue neodymium glass bird sculpture. Made by FM Konstglas of Sweden, labelled.

FM Konstglas/Ronneby Neodymium Lilac & Green Glass Fish

An Scandinavian green, clear and lilac / blue neodymium sommerso glass fish sculpture. Made by FM Konstglas of Sweden.

SIGNED FM Konstglas/Ronneby Neodymium Glass Whale #B878

An Scandinavian green, clear and lilac / blue neodymium sommerso glass whale sculpture. Made by FM Konstglas of Sweden, signed.

SIGNED FM Konstglas/Ronneby Neodymium Glass Bird

An Scandinavian blue, clear and lilac / blue neodymium sommerso glass bird sculpture. Made by FM Konstglas of Sweden, signed and labelled.


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