As prices have risen, so has the tendency for sellers, either through lack of knowledge or deliberate intent, to call any piece of plastic, "Bakelite. This article will explain how originals were made, the simple tests anyone can use to separate genuine Bakelite from look-alike, and the common warning signs of new, fake and reproduction pieces. Bakelite is a trade name taken from its inventor, Leo Baekeland, who invented Bakelite in Bakelite is made from carbolic acid phenol and formaldehyde and is referred to as a phenolic resin. Bakelite was the first thermosetting plastic. That means once a Bakelite product is formed, it will not change shape or melt under heat.
There seems to be a problem serving the request at this time. The first costume jewelry may have been made more than years ago, but many people started wearing antique and costume jewelry during the Art Nouveau period. After many women went to work during World War II, the wearing of costume pieces became even more prominent. The market for custom jewelry expanded, however, when companies started offering custom jewelry that people watched Hollywood stars wearing on-screen. Jewelry makers rebelled against the formal looks and mass production of jewelry during Queen Victoria's reign. The Art Nouveau era that lasted from about to saw many pieces created featuring flowers and winged insects.
Has a drilled in secure closing roll over style pin back. Measures 1" in width. Very nice condition with some subtle wear from use. It is strung on a double silver tone chain. You can see it between the beads in some of the photos.