Retro Egg Yolk Amber Bakelite Necklace With Graduated Beads Vintage Jewelry
Length 18" inches / Weight 48 grams / Biggest Bead is 20mm diameter / All measurements are approximate
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Lovely and impressive vintage 1940s to 1950s early bakelite graduated round ball shape beaded necklace. The color is a vibrant egg yolk faux amber with very light variations between one bead to another. These beads are dense and very beautiful. Some have very subtle swirls. The Amber bakelite colors tend to vary with light according to the hour of the day and the type of source, natural or artificial lights; and there are variations from bead to bead. The necklace beads are on a cotton string which is in fine condition. Bakelite screw clasp works fine. Excellent condition with no chips or cracks. Guaranteed vintage bakelite tested with simichrome. A nice piece for collecting and wearing.
Bakelite or polyoxybenzylmethylenglycolanhydride, is an early plastic. It is a thermosetting phenol formaldehyde resin, formed from a condensation reaction of phenol with formaldehyde. It was developed by the Belgian-American chemist Leo Baekeland in Yonkers, New York, in 1907. One of the first plastics made from synthetic components, Bakelite was used for its electrical non-conductivity and heat-resistant properties in electrical insulators, radio and telephone casings and such diverse products as kitchenware, jewelry, pipe stems, children's toys, and firearms. The "retro" appeal of old Bakelite products has made them collectible. Bakelite was designated a National Historic Chemical Landmark on November 9, 1993, by the American Chemical Society in recognition of its significance as the world's first synthetic plastic.