Novelty jewelry (pieces made from plastics like celluloid, Bakelite, galalith, etc. Hair combs and hat pins had been made of celluloid since the turn of the century. During the Great Depression and into the war years, those companies who continued with jewelry manufacture were faced with shortages of materials, and manufacturers grew more and more dependent upon plastics. In addition to easier access of the material needed to make jewelry, early plastics offered bright, attractive colors. The women of America loved plastic jewelry. Versatile, easy to wear, light and it does not get hurt easiy.
These two fine celluloid bangle bracelets date to c1930-45. Early, finely detailed and molded skillfully, these are without a single flaw. The mold relief is deep, giving them good dimension and a stunning look. The earthen tones of summery colors, salmon and lime green, give these bangles a rich look. 2 3/8" diameter taken from inside wall to inside wall; a shade under 1/2" thick. (Price is for the 2 bracelets together.