Vintage Bakelite & Chrome Buckle Bangle Bracelet
Bakelite is a resin material that was produced in the early 1900's and was the first plastic substance made of synthetic components. Initially used for its electrically non conductive and heat resistant properties in radio and telephone castings, the material was also used in other products such as kids' toys, kitchenware and jewelry. Typically made of bright, beautiful colors, Bakelite has become very collectible over recent years and is appreciated amongst many.
A funky and fun Bakelite bracelet from the 1950's era! This fabulous wide bangle has a great look which mimics the colors of tortoise shell and portrays a large buckle. With hues of burnt orange and chocolate brown, the soft, swirled design makes up the entire surface besides the chrome buckle accent. There are two chrome balls on the surface of the strap; one is ornamental and the other acts as the clasp to the bracelet. There is a hinge hidden underneath the chrome buckle which opens and makes it easy to put on your wrist. A wonderful piece for any collector, this bracelet would make a great addition to any collection!
Measurements: The opening of the bracelet where the wrist would lay measures approximately 2 1/4" wide and 2 1/4" tall. When unclasped, the opening where your wrist would slide through measures approximately 1 1/2" wide. It would fit nicely on a medium sized wrist.
Condition: The overall condition of the bracelet is excellent. There is no apparent damage to the Bakelite or chrome and the buckle clasp & hinge moves easily and stays secure when on.