Stone Treatment : Paste is man made. Item Measurements : The bracelet has a wearable length of 8.32" and a diameter of 2.65". The bracelet has a width of 1" and is 0.4" thick. Closure/Clasp Type : This bracelet does not have a clasp, as it is meant to fit over the hand.
Notable Features : This bracelet was handmade during the Retro period in the Art Deco era. The bracelet features sparkly purple paste stones, which gives a unique touch to the whole piece. The past stones are set within the bakelite and are dotted around the bracelet. The bracelet is made out of carved watermelon colored bakelite and is semi translucent. This would be the perfect addition to any collection.
Don't miss your chance to own this piece! The bracelet is missing seven 3.2 mm in diameter paste stones. However, this does not affect wear. Your local jeweler can easily replace these stones, if desired.The price has been reduced to reflect this. This listing is for the item only. The Art Deco era is famous for being the "Gatsby" or "Roaring Twenties" era. A lot of gorgeous and timeless designs in jewelry came out of this period. Jewelry from this period was most often crafted between 1920 and 1940.
Art Deco jewelry sometimes featured white gold or platinum, geometric designs, European cut diamonds, filigree, and calibre cut stones that are specifically cut to fit the design of the piece. During the Art Deco period jewelers often made jewelry upon custom order, this would often take weeks to months to completely craft by hand. Retro jewelry refers to pieces created in the 1940s and 1950s.This was a period during which jewelry designers were largely influenced by the changes stemming from World War II. These designs reflect an infusion of futuristic vision with elements inspired by preceding periods, encompassing a variety of gemstones, shapes, and materials. Materials used commonly in Retro jewelry are gold, gold alloys, and silver as the wartime put a restriction on the use of platinum. Designs can be masculine, geometric and modern, or softer, more feminine and floral.
Bakelite is the first plastic made from synthetic components, and was developed by chemist Leo Baekeland in 1907. It was used to make a diverse range of products in a variety of jewel quality colors, and the retro appeal has made Bakelite jewelry quite valuable as a collectible item. French jeweler Georges Frédéric Strass created paste as an alternative to diamonds during the Georgian era.
Leaded glass was cut and polished with a metallic powder until it shimmered brightly like a diamond in the light. These white diamante or strass stones were wildly popular with the glamorous Parisians, and eventually paste stones were colored to mimic other precious gemstones. Please take this into consideration before.The item "Antique Vintage Art Deco Retro Carved Watermelon Bakelite 8.3 Bangle Bracelet" is in sale since Sunday, August 26, 2018. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Art Nouveau/Art Deco 1895-1935\Bracelets".
The seller is "abeautifultimeco" and is located in Fort Collins, Colorado. This item can be shipped worldwide.