WEISS Retro Bakelite & Multi-Colored Rhinestone 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.
This fabulous Bakelite bracelet from the Retro (ca1940s) era is a signed Weiss piece! The bold bracelet, which is made of black Bakelite, has a "clamper" style design with the original hinge on one side. The bracelet features a colorful array of bright, sparkling rhinestones on the front surface, which include purple, pink, orange, blue, and green hues. The opposing side has a smooth surface with a polished finish. The inside of the hinge is stamped with the "WEISS" signature hallmark. It's a fantastic and fun Retro bracelet and would make a perfect addition to any Bakelite collection!
Measurements: The wrist opening of the bracelet measures approximately 2 1/8" wide and 2" tall. The surface of the bracelet measures 7/8" wide and is approximately 3/4" thick.
Condition: The overall condition of the bracelet is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the Bakelite or rhinestones, which are all intact. The clamper hinge is secure and in good working condition.