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Posted 12 months ago


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This is a second necklace I found at the same place. It has large beads, separated by small glass beads. The clasp looks vintage to me. It has a brass clasp that works like a screw. This style of clasp is still available, but I haven't seen them mad of brass. I believe it could be Bakelite but I honestly don't know. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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  1. freiheit freiheit, 12 months ago
    Thanks a lot, PhilDavidAlexanderMorris:)
  2. valentino97 valentino97, 12 months ago
    Looks like butterscotch candy -beautiful necklace. Look at the holes on the beads - they should be same yellow as rest of bead. Brass screw clasps are still used. Length might also help you determine age - shorter 16-18" mostly 1950's and 20-24" a bit older. If you are lucky to find 30" of beautiful beads or more...then you have flapper beads from the 20's and 30's.
  3. freiheit freiheit, 12 months ago
    Valentino97, thank you so much for your information. I'll measure the necklaces when I come home. As far as I remember, they are both the same lengths.
  4. Newtimes Newtimes, 12 months ago
    I have a bakelite necklace with beads just like yours. I posted it a while ago together with some other yellow bakelite. I m pretty sure yours is also bakelite...To be 100% sure you should use the techniques JayHow just told you.
    Great find!
  5. Newtimes Newtimes, 12 months ago
    I m so sorry, I just noticed I didn't post a picture of my necklace. Oh well, I will post it later.
  6. Agram.m Agram.m, 12 months ago
    I don't know not much about Bakelite jewelry. But the only thing I know is to test if it's real Bakelite with Simichrome. It never fails is my experience.

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