This vintage Bakelite bangle is a very dark green, almost a green-black on the outside and not as dark on the inside where the green in more apparent. When the light catches it, its green depth shines. It tested positive for Bakelite using a 409 identification test.
Bakelite was the first man-made plastic invented, which occurred in l908 by Leo H. Baekeland. Beginning in the l930s some jewelry items were made of Bakelite, becoming highly popular in the l940s and 50s, and highly collectible today. This carved Bakelite bangle is from that mid century era. It has four carved floral patterns connected with diagonal designs.
The bracelet is in very good vintage condition. Of course, as a worn and loved vintage item with decades in existence, that means it’s not perfect. You’ll find some scratches, but generally it’s bright with no cracks or discoloration. The external diameter of the bangle is 3”; the internal diameter 2 5/8” which equates to an 8" size. The photos offer greater perspective about the condition and artistry of this wonderful midcentury vintage Bakelite bangle.
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