Posted 2 years ago
I finaly had time to take some more pictures of my jewelry, and here I am.
I bought this bakelite carved rose brooch some years ago. The c-claps had broken off when I bought it so it landed in my repair box. Two weeks ago I finally had some material to repair the brooch and I started to take off the old broken clasp. The original c-clasp was drilled in the back so I had to use some force. As you can see I totally ruined the brooch! (I wont be repairing jewelry anymore any time soon).
You can see one corner broke off and it shows the most ugly bright white color. It looks like ordinary plastic you can buy in those cheap market places!
I just had to show you guys. This bright white is the original color this brakelite brooch had when it was made all those years ago!
I knew bakelite changes color but I never imagined the original color to be just this bright.
I could put it in the sunlight for some months and I'm sure the white would fade to its more yummie yellow mustardy color. But I wont do that. I just kept this brooch in a dark cupbord for two weeks so you can all see it.
Oh and I tested it with simichrome and I did the rub test. I'm 100% sure its bakelite and old.