Retro Cherry Red Bakelite Heart-Shaped Dangle Earrings
Bakelite is a resin material that was produced in the early 1900's and was the first plastic substance made of synthetic components. Initially used for its electrically non-conductive and heat resistant properties in radio and telephone castings, the material was also used in other products such as children's toys, kitchenware and jewelry. Typically made of bright, beautiful colors, Bakelite has become very collectible over recent years and is appreciated amongst many vintage jewelry lovers worldwide.
A fabulous pair of carved Bakelite earrings from the Retro (ca1940) era! These wonderful 3-dimensional earrings are heart shaped and hang from simple gilded silver clasped earring wires. Each piece exhibits a fabulous bright red color that frames the face beautifully, and adds a fun, whimsical appeal to any outfit. The earrings smoothly polished surface softly reflects the light as they dangle with lovely movement. Very unique and funky, these bold earrings would make a wonderful addition to any Bakelite collection!
Measurements: Each earring hangs approximately 1 3/8" long (including the wire at the top), and measures about 3/4" wide and 1/4" thick.
Condition: The overall condition of the earrings is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the Bakelite and the earring wires are secure and in good working condition.