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Massive Cherry Red Amber Bakelite Necklace Thrift Shop Find $15.00

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    Posted 5 years ago

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    They thought it was plastic.
    This necklace was hanging with the other costume jewelry in the Vintage section of the thrift shop, with a 15 buck price tag. I blinked a few times, picked it up, took a quick look at it...mine!
    I did notice that one of the smaller beads has a manufacturing fault - a small "wrinkle". No matter to me. I think this necklace is absolutely gorgeous.

    Thanks for looking/loving!

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    1. pebble pebble, 5 years ago
      Awesome bargain, love it!!
    2. lentilka11, 5 years ago
      you lucky girl, you did it again!
      congrats! awesome
    3. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      I'm usually not much of a jewelry person, but this is really great!!
    4. Gillian, 5 years ago
      OMG!!! those are the biggest beads I've ever seen.FANTABULOUS!
    5. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 5 years ago
      @Gillian - you should have seen it hanging on the necklace rack in the shop - if it had arms, it would have grabbed me as I walked by...
    6. mikelv85 mikelv85, 5 years ago
      Amazing depth of color Bonnie....Those really are as luscious as a bowl of cherries. I bet their value is equally so. :)
    7. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 5 years ago
      mike - I will definitely see a return on my 15 bucks.....this is the biggest Bakelite necklace I've ever seen in real life, lol!!
    8. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 5 years ago
      Amazing colour.....just beautiful!!! Well done Bonnie!
    9. valentino97 valentino97, 5 years ago
      It is very gorgeous! How long is this? I think this is a 50's or designer bakelite piece because the beads are so big and unusual. Most of the old 1930's bakelite cherry amber has a certain slender design. I love it. What a find at the thrift store!
    10. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 5 years ago
      THANKS, all!

      @val - measures about 22 inches. It could very well be later. I looked on the web to see how these were listed, so I labeled it art deco. I've never owned Bakelite anything so don't know how to judge age.
    11. valentino97 valentino97, 5 years ago
      22" is nice length! I'm certain they are a designer piece. They do look like cherries.
    12. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
    13. AmatoorPikr, 5 years ago
      LOVE it again!!!
    14. Newtimes Newtimes, 5 years ago
      Lovely find!
      Big bold and beautiful!
    15. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 5 years ago
      Newtimes - nobody was more surprised than I to find this necklace in a thrift shop....and I can hardly wait to see what is in there this week, lol!!
    16. Rick55 Rick55, 5 years ago
      So nice Bonnie! It looks good enough to eat!
    17. alliececile, 5 years ago
    18. Betty1978 Betty1978, 3 years ago
      Hi Bonnie! I recently found a necklace that is almost identical to yours:
      When I bought it, I was pretty sure it was cherry amber bakelite. But I tested it with simichrome and the thing is it doesn't react as usual bakelite. I only get a very light pinkish stain on my cloth (even after rubbing it heavily!). So I thought I might have something else than bakelite here... Did you test your necklace? And what was the result? Thanks in advance for your help! ;)

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