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It's a squared Bakelite bracelet with a round standard opening (2 1/2 inches across). But most exciting about this vintage brown bangle is the fact that the top of it is studded with 32 amber colored crystal rhinestones.
The bangle measures 1/2 inch wide. It's genuine tested Bakelite, circa 1940. A couple of minor scuffs at sides seem to be a byproduct of the drilled holes and stone placement on top. One stone at center looks too small for the opening and can be reset though it's not so noticeable except with a magnifier. A bit of adhesive residue between stones is also visible with magnification. It can't be easy putting 32 rhinestones into a 1/2 inch by 2 3/8 inch space.
Overall, this one is unique. Other than the old celluloid rhinestone bracelets, you don't often see Bakelite set with rhinestones. Very good vintage condition.
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Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: Brown / Amber / Chocolate, Size: 2 1/2 inches across opening - 1/2 inch wide
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Vintage Bakelite Bangle Bracelet w/ Amber Rhinestone Top
$87 USD SOLD
Deerfield Beach, FL
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