Retro Heart-Shaped Bakelite Clip Earrings
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 children's toys, kitchenware and jewelry. Typically made of bright, beautiful colors, Bakelite has become very collectible over recent years and is appreciated amongst many vintage jewelry lovers worldwide.
A fabulous pair of carved Bakelite earrings from the Retro (ca1940) era! These wonderful earrings are heart shaped and bright red in color. The hearts have puffy centers and the surface adorns geometric facets which catch the light wonderfully. On the back is a simple earring clip which could be converted to posts if desired. Very fun and funky, these bold earrings would make a wonderful addition to any Bakelite collection!
Measurements: The earrings measure 7/8" tall, are 7/8" wide and 3/8" thick.
Condition: The overall condition of the earrings is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the Bakelite and the earring clips are secure and in good working condition.