1930s Orange Bakelite Vintage Earrings


    These Bakelite earrings date from the 1930s. They are clip on. 

    Condition Report:

    Very Good - Some wear to the metal reverse consistent with age and use. This is only visible upon very close inspection. 


    For more information about these earrings, read below...


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    The Details...

    These earrings feature silver tone metal clips. They are each detailed with round Bakelite panel, carved with a floral motif and in a mustard colour. The earrings measure 1.75cm in diameter. 

    A Short History...

    These earrings are made from the thermoset plastic Bakelite used popularly in jewellery manufacture from the 1910s through to the 1940s. They have been proven to be Bakelite through testing. They are evocative of the post-depression era, when manufacture of luxury items, such as jewellery, could only really be achieved through the use of cheap, man-made materials.

    Wear it With...

    These earrings work beautifully with casual looks. Pair them with a gray marl jumper and cords for weekend chic. 

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    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.