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Posted 5 years 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, 5 years ago
    Thanks a lot, PhilDavidAlexanderMorris:)
  2. valentino97 valentino97, 5 years 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, 5 years 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, 5 years 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, 5 years 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, 5 years 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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