It’s hard to imagine a bunch of plastic parts put together would make such a pretty necklace. Back in the day when WWII was going full blown and China was occupied by Japan, ladies still had to have jewelry! And what better way to supply those needs than to use materials that were readily available and economic. If this isn’t one of Li Ka-shing’s products, I bet he’d be proud anyway. I recently picked this up at a garage sale and didn’t know the significance of the history in “Hong Kong Plastic” until I did a little research. I also have a very good friend who is in the plastic manufacturing business, and over some cocktails and tapas he was able to give me a specific name — “Injection Molded Styrene.” So there you go. I don’t know about all that stuff, but I DO know pretty when I see it. This necklace is strung with lovely little yellow flowers, ridged moonstone-like beads, smooth round beads, and sugar beads all in amber/butterscotch colors. The clasp is even pretty with flowers wired on it. This necklace is in very good condition, the box clasp works well, and all components are secure and strong. Unlike other Hong Kong plastic necklaces you might see, this one has realistic colors - not judging.
This necklace is double stranded and measures 20” and 21.75”. The clasp is signed “Hong Kong” and is 1" in diameter. It is a box-style clasp that is beaded with matching beads. The metal is gold tone base metal.
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