Bakelite Maybe Bone Maybe Brass Bangle Bracelet Mixed Materials Vintage Jewelry
• Materials: brass, bakelite?
• Maker: unmarked
• Approximate Year: c1940s
• Size: 2-5/8" x 3/4"
This bracelet has me somewhat stumped as far as what it is made of (other than the brass). The wood-like material tests somewhat positive for bakelite (tinge of yellow on the light brown "wood" and dark on the darker material, but that could just be dye coming off). The material has a grain to it that is similar to bone, but not completely. It might just be wood, but it seems too smooth for that. A real enigma! It's a fabulous looking bracelet though, with wonderful and unique design characteristics. It has squared corners and the black inserts are beveled.
The inside diameter is 2-5/8 inches and it is 3/4-inch tall. The brass has some age-related patina, and I will lightly polish it before shipping. The second picture shows an uneven edge at the top, but this is some kind of camera reflection - it isn't that way in person.Though I may not know what this bracelet is made of, I do know it is beautiful!
It will be shipped in a gift box.
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