Green Bakelite Brooch with Diamantés
2 1/2" x 5/16" x 1/4" high
Very good (small ding in galalith on the side, which is not visible when worn; pin stem is bent but fully functional)
This vintage Bakelite brooch is fashioned from a half-dome in light green. When jewelry makers embraced early plastics they no longer needed to imitate gemstones, so the range of colors was limitless. This 1930s piece is embellished with five rings of diamantés. This versatile Art Deco jewel is fun to wear and probably European in origin. It may be Galalith, an alternative plastic often used there. Although the pin is bent, it works very well. I love the mix of materials and the choice of green!
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