Developed in the 1930s, the clear acrylic plastic branded as Lucite became a wildly popular for material for costume jewelry starting in the 1950s. Less expensive to produce than Bakelite, Galalith, and Catalin and more chemically stable than celluloid, Lucite made these earlier jewelry plastics obsolete.

In its pure form, Lucite is translucent, resembling glass or rock crystal, but it can be dyed in a wide range of colors and opacity, making it the perfect material for bold blocks of Mid-century Modern colors. Hard, water-resistant, and lightweight, Lucite can be carved and polished, and it is easy to wear.

This lovely magenta lucite necklace and bracelet set, circa 1950's, is gorgeous to the eye and fun to wear. The pieces are very translucent for wonderful color display. The necklace measures 16 1/2" in length with pearl clasp; the bracelet beads are strung on elastic cord for one size fits all. Wonderful vintage condition with no damages; near mint condition.

16 1/2" Length Necklace
Beads, Lucite, Early Plastics

Brys Antiques

Vintage Magenta Lucite Beaded Necklace and Bracelet Set

$60 SALE

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