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    Posted 6 years ago

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    Pretty honey colored bakelite bangle and necklace, plus amber stretch bracelet.
    Online buy. As the seller lives here in Bratislava, she agreed to meet in person. Ste asked only 2 EUR a piece as she thought its a plastic "only".
    When we the lady arrived she told me that she asked someone from a jewelry shop to have a look on the lot prior to our meeting. They told her that everything is plastic, except there are a few amber beads in the necklace. She asked the same price for the necklace nevertheless, so I paid 6 EUR in total.
    Well I dont know what tests did they do in that jewelry shop, but the stretch bracelet passed both scent test and electrostatic tect as amber. And I tested several beads from the necklace and everything is bakelite and nothing amber. Very pretty honey colored bakelite I would say - as well as the other bangle - both bakelite beauties!
    My conscience called and I thought about contacting the lady again to ask her if she wants the stretch bracelet back, as I think its amber. Decided otherwise - she made no difference in the price for the necklace, be it amber, or plastic.

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    1. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 6 years ago
      A nice little treasure trove, wonderful !
    2. lentilka11, 6 years ago
      Thank you!!
    3. lentilka11, 6 years ago
      Glad you like it! My favorite piece is the honey colored, love, love!!
    4. racer4four racer4four, 6 years ago
      Well done Lentilka, and a fair person too.
      Despite the value of the amber I too love the bakelite bangle!
    5. freiheit freiheit, 6 years ago
      LOVE ALL OF IT!!!
    6. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 6 years ago
      Nice little package you got there! Here's the thing from my prospective...Sometimes you just have so much 'stuff' that you just want to get rid of it. Then there are other times you just plain don't know. Win, loose or draw. Looks like a winner to me ;)
    7. lentilka11, 6 years ago
      Thank you, racer4four, freiheit, shareurpassion !!
    8. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 3 years ago
      Oh I must have missed this. Wonderful bakelite jewelry in a wonderful color.

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