1920s Art Deco Celluloid, Rhinestone and Metal Studded Vintage Snake Bangle


    Symbolic and striking, this rare 1920s snake bangle exudes Art Deco style.

    Condition Report:

    Good - A number of the metal studs are missing from the decorations on the bangle. This is consistent with age and is only visible upon close inspection. It does not detract from the appeal of the bangle. 

    For more information about this bangle, read below...


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    The Details...

    This bangle is constructed from cream coloured celluloid, known as Ivorine celluloid. It features a wraparound snake design. The body of the snake features gold tone metal studs and round, colourless rhinestones. The internal diameter of the bangle is 7.75cm.   

    A Short History...

    Celluloid was a highly popular material in jewellery manufacture during the 1920s and 1930s. Newly pioneered injection molding processes, meant that cellulose could be used to produce many identical pieces at the same time. This resulted in the cost per item of celluloid pieces being very low and the material could therefore cater for post-Depression and wartime demands for affordable jewellery. 

    Wear it With...

    This bangle would add an edge to evening tailoring.

    Product Details


    Data sheet

    Art Deco
    Cocktail and Evening
    Inspired by Nature

    The jewellery within the Gemma Redmond Vintage collection has survived to this day because it has been well cared for throughout its lifetime. It is important to continue to care for the jewellery that you buy from us to ensure its continued preservation. Here are some suggestions:

    - Be sure to store your jewellery within the boxes that we provide to ensure that it is protected. This is especially important when travelling with your pieces.

    - Try not to get perfume or hairspray on your items. These liquids can damage the materials that our jewellery is made from.

    - Try not to drop your jewellery or catch your jewellery against hard surfaces. If this happens over time, the findings and fixings can loosen and wear.

    - Try not to get your jewellery wet. Some costume jewellery manufacturers utilised water soluble glue in the making of their pieces. Getting your jewellery wet could cause rhinestones and other details to fall away over time.

    - If you wish to clean your jewellery, use a soft polishing cloth or a soft brush.