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 and funky Bakelite bracelet from the late Art Deco (ca1930) era! This fashionable bangle has a striking 2-tone design comprised of a bright cherry red background with a large yellow inset ovals on the surface. The colors compliment each other perfectly and give the piece a very bold look that would add a great pop of color to any ensemble. The bracelet slips on and off easily and would look fabulous worn alone or stacked with other similar bangles. A fun and eye catching piece, it is perfect for the Bakelite collector and would make a versatile addition to any jewelry collection!
Measurements: The inside of the bracelet (where a wrist would rest) has a diameter of 2 5/8" across. The surface of the bracelet measures 5/8" wide and is approximately 1/4" thick.
Condition: The overall condition of the bracelet is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there are no apparent chips, scratches, or damage to the Bakelite.