Custom Name Necklace with Rhinestone Letters

rhinestone clip, Vintage Bakelite and "Depression Diamonds" Clip. Two Inches Long. Tested. Early Bakelite Jewelry 1930s. A Few Missing Stones



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Vintage Bakelite and "Depression Diamonds" Clip. Tested. 1930s. A Few Missing Stones.CONDITION:There are several stones missing (I counted 5, but there could be a few more) stones are missing.No chips on the bakelite.Most of the stones are sparkly bright. Very pretty.Authentic, American bakelite was manufactured approximately between the 2 World Wars. The early bakelite pieces were made to replicate fine jewelry (later, during the '40s, the jewelry became whimsical). This was in the 1930s, during the depression, and it was very vulgar to wear diamonds when so many were suffering. This is one of those early pieces. The paste or crystal stones (not sure which these are) would replicate diamonds. The yellow bakelite would have originally been white, to look like iv0ry. Speaking of elephants, the shape of this piece looks like a modernist, minimalist elephant head. This is an unusual and interesting piece. It can be worn on a jacket, or purse, or clipped to a chain to wear as a pendant.Measures about 2" long., old bakelite

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