Vintage 1930's Art Deco Faceted Cherry Amber Bakelite Bead 30" Necklace
- Source: eBay
This piece tests positive for bakelite with Simichrome. The necklace measures 30" long with beads that graduate in size from 1" x 3/4" in front down to 1/4" x 8mm in back. The necklace closes securely with its original barrel bead clasp and at some point was re-strung on synthetic string so it is quite sturdy. The sides of the necklace are uneven, there is at least one extra bead on one side than the other, and the beads are not completely symmetrical in size on either side. Having said that it is noticeable mainly when the piece is laid out flat and inspected but not as the piece is worn. The beads have a deep cherry color, they are translucent and faceted, so they really catch the light and glow. There are no chips or surface wear to the beads, the bakelite has a nice sheen and the faceting is fresh and refractive. Overall this is a richly colored and sparkling, Art Deco cherry amber bakelite bead necklace, that is from the 1930's and is in very good condition. There are many more beautiful pieces up for auction this month so please view my other items for the full selection.
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