Retro Multi-Colored Bakelite & Celluloid 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 children's toys, kitchenware and jewelry. Typically made of bright, beautiful colors, Bakelite has become very collectible over recent years and is appreciated among many vintage jewelry lovers worldwide.
A bold Bakelite statement necklace from the Retro era (ca1940)! This visually striking piece is comprised of multi-colored Bakelite beads that hang from a colorful Celluloid link chain. The Bakelite and Celluloid are rich in color, including solid shades of black, yellow, green, and red. When worn, the piece makes an impressive statement thanks to its substantial size and colorful appearance. Its generous length makes it possible to slip easily on and off overhead, no need for a clasp. Perfect for the Bakelite collector, this fantastic necklace is quite unusual, and would make a fun and funky accessory!
Measurements: The necklace measures approximately 30" long and is approximately 1" wide. Each Bakelite ball measures 12mm in size.
Condition: The necklace is in excellent vintage condition. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the Celluloid chain or to the Bakelite beads, all of which are intact.