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    Posted 5 years ago

    (1225 items)

    One more addition to my bangle collection: This is a pretty large and heavy bangle with an irregular polka dots pattern. I think it might be Lucite, but I am not sure.

    Thanks for looking:)

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    1. valentino97 valentino97, 5 years ago
      Very fun! Could be Lucite. Many of the dot bangles were popular starting in the 1960's - but are still made in acyrilic or resin plastics. Yours looks 1960's because the bracelet wall is thick. Newer designs aren't as thick generally - unless designer or craftsman made. I don't think I've helped you LOL :-)
    2. freiheit freiheit, 5 years ago
      As always, Mary, I knew I could count on you!
    3. Gillian, 5 years ago
      If there is a mold line around the inside of the bangle, then probably not Lucite. If it's totally smooth - Lucite.

      You have a very nice collection there.
    4. freiheit freiheit, 5 years ago
      Thanks for your comment, Gillian. I tend to stay away from almost anything with a mold line because very often the quality of these items is not that great. I like the heavy pieces. This bangle doesn't show much wear so it might not be too old but it is really well made:)
    5. valentino97 valentino97, 5 years ago
      Gillian - no seam which you can tell because of the quality: thick wall, and also from 2nd picture. Thicker resin and acrylic items have a "clunk" sound....I wish it was different than the bakelite "clunk", but it isn't. LOL. Gudrun, I know you know what I mean. Lucite is harder, with a more brittle "click". Still wonderful, just different. What is better? In my opinion the best vintage plastic bracelets are scratch resistant and thick-walled. They should look like you just bought them :-)
    6. freiheit freiheit, 5 years ago
      Oh, Mary, I think I know what you mean! You should see me sometimes in the stores: I look at it, I smell it, I bang it... and at the end I am still not sure LOL
      I will buy it if I like it if I like it - that seems to be the best approach for me:)

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