Vintage 1950s Green Avocado Bakelite Amber Resin Necklace by ART Jewelry
Brutalist Style Panel Necklace with Gold Tone Bamboo and Green Free Form Panels, Rare and Impressive Retro Fashion Accessories, Brand Signed Jewelry By Designer, Mid Century Modernist Bakelite Jewelry, Vintage 1950s Green Avocado Bakelite Amber Resin Necklace by ART Jewelry
Length 12" to 19.75" inches / Width 0.78" inch / Weight 70 grams / All measurements are approximate
This is a necklace by a company signing as ART. The necklace is from 1950s with a particular design that looks like brutalist. The panels are flat free fomr Green Avocado Bakelite and the sets are gold tone bamboo like branches. Excellent condition with no chips or cracks some scratches in surface. 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.