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mikelv85's loves1189 of 24531Hoya Crystal paperweightContemporary, Sunset at the Harbor, Painting on Board, Circa 1960-70
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    Posted 3 years ago

    Andreamw
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    I bought this bracelet several years ago. I don't know whether to call this a bangle, wrap or cuff bracelet. It is made of metal sections, into which is fitted a green plastic panel. The green plastic does not appear to be bakelite, and seems sturdier than celluloid. They are not chunks of plastic because I can flatten them slightly if I press on them. The bracelet makes a soft rattle noise when it moves, as the plastic is not glued down. I like the zig zag edges of the metal sections. I am guessing it was made in the late 1930's or 1940's, when women wore more "sober" "masculine" clothes, and the jewelry was more playful. Also during the war years they used plastic and inexpensive metals. If anyone else has insight into the time period of this piece, I am always interested to learn more or hear a different opinion. It is unmarked. Thanks for looking!

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    1. Newfld Newfld, 3 years ago
      Lovely bracelet & beautiful green color
    2. valentino97 valentino97, 3 years ago
      LOVE IT! Cuff or wrap - good for wearing over gloves - 40's or 50's? I think the cabs are thermoplastic which could be molded into hollow shapes. Love the color and the bezel too.
    3. Andreamw, 3 years ago
      Valentino, you are right-- I forgot that gloves were commonly worn back in the day! Good idea. Thanks for the comments and appreciation!
    4. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 3 years ago
      I thought they used sterling during the war years fore all the other metals were being used?
      From your pictures, it looks like tarnished silver, though I doubt they mixed silver and thermoplastic. What do you say Mary? ( our wonderful plastics expert)
      It a beautiful statement bracelet all the same :)
    5. Andreamw, 3 years ago
      Hi Eileen! huh maybe you are right about the metals. It does look tarnished. Maybe I should try cleaning an area on the underside.
    6. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 3 years ago
      I thought silver at first glance also, good for Eileen to put that word in the mix, I think it is beautiful and very classy !~
    7. Andreamw, 3 years ago
      Thank you Phil!

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