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Ms.CrystalShip's loves1050 of 52661950's confetti & foil in luciteTortoiseshell earrings and tourist bracelet
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    Posted 4 years ago

    valentino97
    (708 items)

    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.

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    1. freiheit freiheit, 4 years ago
      I completely agree with you!
    2. valentino97 valentino97, 4 years ago
      Thanks for loving these and your nice comment. A part of me feels guilty for loving tortoise shell (or scrimshaw, ivory, certain horn) so I take care to only buy vintage. I didn't take these bracelets on vacation to Fiji because I was afraid they would get taken even though they are pre-ban. I also have a dozen slim band rings - so cheap to find because most people think they're just plastic junk.
    3. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      They are wonderful! My fav color in turtle shell :-)
      Good to buy only antiques/vintage, at least the animals didn't die for nothing...
      Imitations are fairly good now, no need to kill turtles or elephants anymore!
    4. valentino97 valentino97, 4 years ago
      Agree Kyra - I love these turtle shell colors! Lots of good imitations shell, ivory - and also fur.

      Thanks friends for loves: Mike, Bonnie, Aura, Judy, Scott, Caper, Phil, Fort, Ivonne, Flea, Pebble & Jlmam.
    5. davyd286, 4 years ago
      Nice collection!
    6. valentino97 valentino97, 4 years ago
      Thanks davy - and because they're light I can wear them all together and they don't make much racket.

      Thanks Karen for the love!
    7. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 4 years ago
      I love these as well.... :)
    8. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 4 years ago
      Thought they where bakelite, poor animals. But you can't deny they are beautiful :).
    9. valentino97 valentino97, 4 years ago
      Yes Elisabeth - poor animals - if it helps at all, these are vintage :-)

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