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    Posted 2 years ago

    Betty1978
    (58 items)

    Hi there!
    I found this beautiful chunky necklace at a car boot sale here in Paris. It is a deep red colour and looks very much like those cherry amber bakelite necklaces that are very collectible... I tested it with simichrome, but only got a light pinkish stain on my cloth, so I'm not sure this is bakelite.
    Looking forward to read your comments about it! Any help will be appreciated!

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    Comments

    1. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 2 years ago
      The connection "inside" the bead...
      How clever.
      We do have a collector of plastic fantastic...
      I'm sure you will hear from her.
      This is lovely!
    2. Betty1978 Betty1978, 2 years ago
      Thank you miss'! ;)
    3. valentino97 valentino97, 2 years ago
      Bonnie had one like this I think...(efesgirl).Your's is yummy. I don't know for sure, I have not come across these chunky necklaces here. I am on vacation, but will check it out, limited internet during my vacation ...so nice!
    4. Betty1978 Betty1978, 2 years ago
      Thank you so much, Valentino97!! Yes, I saw Efesgirl's necklace (https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/201148-massive-cherry-red-amber-bakelite-neckla?in=loved-by-Betty1978) a while ago and indeed, it is very similar to mine...
    5. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 2 years ago
      Hello Betty! You necklace is wonderful. It has the same screw as a yellow necklace of mine. I thought mine was bakelite but after time and being near more bakelite pieces I came to the conclusion it is not. Everytime I see the same type of screw and chunky screw bead I have the feeling it's not bakelite. It can still be vintage and nice though. I can't for sure say your piece is not bakelite. You need to let someone experienced hold your necklace and help you find the answer. I still think it plastic and fantastic. Hold on to it. Wear it.
    6. Betty1978 Betty1978, 2 years ago
      Hi Elisabethan!
      Thanks for your comment. I have the same feeling as you that this necklace may not be bakelite. I would love to solve the mystery about it and know what it is made of, and indeed it would help if an "expert" could handle it.
      Nevermind, I like very much anyway and I do wear it!
      Happy Holidays! :)

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