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 Bakelite bracelet from the Retro (ca1940) era! This bold and wide bangle has a "clamper" style design with a hinge and opening in the front, making it easy to slip on and off securely. Crafted in rich, black Bakelite, the piece features eight fantastic raised pyramidal shapes that carry around the entire band, creating a wonderful 3-dimensional appeal. Carved on and around the shapes are lovely floral motifs and open-center circles, providing an elegant and eye-catching textured design. Both of the rounded edges are left smoothly polished, perfectly completing the bold look. It's a fantastic and fun Vintage bangle that would look fabulous worn alone or stacked with other bracelets, and would make a wonderful addition to any collection!
Measurements: The opening of the bracelet, where your wrist would rest, measures approximately 2 3/8" wide and 1 5/8" tall. The surface of the bracelet measures about 1" wide is approximately 1/2" thick.
Condition: The overall condition of the bracelet is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the Bakelite except for a few minor surface scratches; none of which are not noticeable when worn. The hinge is in excellent working condition, functioning with a tight spring and clamping fully shut.