Posted 4 years ago
I collected these beautiful old bangles over the years junking the way I do. Yet I saw tortoiseshell bangles in Fiji 2004 - so these items are still available! I had these nice bracelets at home and didn't buy anything because I knew the bans on endangered species and completely respect laws regarding tortoise and turtle items. Sad that our grandparents and great-grandparents didn't feel the same way.
All of these are real. The oldest item is in pic 3 top - thicker and wider than all the others. I think it might be from the 1900's-30's because it is only 2.25" and scratched up a bit.