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 bold, beautiful colors, Bakelite has become very collectible over recent years and is appreciated amongst many.
A fantastic set of funky Bakelite bracelets from the Retro (ca1940) era! Each bangle has a complimentary polka dot design that is simple yet striking when worn. Two of the bracelets are black with a 6 large yellow dots along the outside, and the third bracelet is orange with yellow dots. The black bracelets have a solid, opaque color and the orange has vibrant color with a subtle marbled appearance. The set slips on easily and would look fabulous stacked together or worn with other similar bangles. Both bold and fashionable, they are perfect for the Bakelite collector and would make a fun addition to any jewelry collection!
Measurements: Each bracelet measures approximately 1/2" wide and 3/8" thick. The inside of the bracelet (where a wrist would rest) measures 2 1/2" across.
Condition: The overall condition of all three bracelets is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there are no apparent chips, scratches, or damage to the Bakelite.