Retro Huge Red Bakelite Heart Necklace
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 fabulous and funky Bakelite heart necklace from the 1940's! The heart is a vibrant red and is very large in size. The heart, which is thick and made of solid Bakelite, hangs from a large, triangular ring that attaches to a black cord. The necklace finishes with a silver clasp at the back of the piece. This fun pendant would make any heart throb!
Measurements: The heart measures approximately 2 1/2" at the tallest point, 2 3/8" at the widest point, and slightly more than 3/8” thick. The cord measures approximately 15” long.
Condition: The overall condition of the pendant and the cord is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the Bakelite heart or to the black cord chain.