Retro Black Bakelite Rhinestone Clamper Bracelet
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 Vintage Bakelite bracelet from the 1950s! This bold and wide bangle has a "clamper" style design with a hinge and opening on each side, making it easy to slip on and off securely. Crafted in rich, black Bakelite, the bracelet features several rows of bright rhinestones on the front surface, which trail into a point at one side, delivering a radiant sparkle that stands out dramatically against the dark background. The back of the piece features a smooth surface with a polished finish, perfectly completing the bold look. It's a fantastic and fun Vintage bracelet and would make a perfect addition to any collection!
Measurements: The opening of the bracelet, where your wrist would rest, measures approximately 2 1/4" wide and 1 7/8" tall. The surface of the bracelet measures 1 3/8" wide and is approximately 1/4" 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 on the back and on one end; none of which are not noticeable when worn. All of the rhinestones are intact and securely set, however a handful of them are slightly discolored due to the age of the piece. The hinge displays some wear, however, it is in excellent working condition, functioning with a tight spring and clamping fully shut.