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Vintage 3/4" Bakelite Bracelet; Lovely Dichromatic Orange "Prystal" Color!!

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Beautiful rare 3/4" Vintage Bakelite "dichromatic" Bracelet! This bracelet has been restored to its original beautiful clear burnt orange color.

Depending on the angle the bracelet is held to the light, you'll see red and yellow hues as well. Very Cool!! The bracelet has a 2.5" interior diameter and weighs 25 grams.

Over the years, the color of the bracelet had darkened into a cloudy dark orange color and its lovely dichromatic colors obscured. (see photo # 10 of pre-restoration color and results of Simichrome polish test.)

NOTE: As part of the refurbishment process, surface dirt and the discoloration of the Bakelite that occurs as it oxidizes from exposure to sunlight is removed.

Over the years, sunlight not only causes the color of the Bakelite to change, but sunlight also draws the chemical that reacts to the Simichrome polish in Bakelite to the surface. When testing with Simichrome polish, this chemical (pheno-formaldehyde) is what causes the chemical reaction that changes the pink color of the Simichrome polish to a nicotine yellow which indicates a positive result for Bakelite.

So until the bracelet has been exposed to sunlight for some period of time, the bracelet will not test positive with Simichrome polish. However, this bracelet passes the hot water test for Bakelite with flying colors!! There are no chips or cracks in the bracelet.

Feel free to review our feedback from previous Bakelite buyers, and their thoughts on our customer service and their Bakelite purchases:)

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Beautiful rare 3/4" Vintage Bakelite "dichromatic" Bracelet! This bracelet has been restored to its original beautiful clear burnt orange color.

Depending on the angle the bracelet is held to the light, you'll see red and yellow hues as well. Very Cool!! The bracelet has a 2.5" interior diameter and weighs 25 grams.

Over the years, the color of the bracelet had darkened into a cloudy dark orange color and its lovely dichromatic colors obscured. (see photo # 10 of pre-restoration color and results of Simichrome polish test.)

NOTE: As part of the refurbishment process, surface dirt and the discoloration of the Bakelite that occurs as it oxidizes from exposure to sunlight is removed.

Over the years, sunlight not only causes the color of the Bakelite to change, but sunlight also draws the chemical that reacts to the Simichrome polish in Bakelite to the surface. When testing with Simichrome polish, this chemical (pheno-formaldehyde) is what causes the chemical reaction that changes the pink color of the Simichrome polish to a nicotine yellow which indicates a positive result for Bakelite.

So until the bracelet has been exposed to sunlight for some period of time, the bracelet will not test positive with Simichrome polish. However, this bracelet passes the hot water test for Bakelite with flying colors!! There are no chips or cracks in the bracelet.

Feel free to review our feedback from previous Bakelite buyers, and their thoughts on our customer service and their Bakelite purchases:)

This item is sold with a Full 30 Day Money Back Guarantee!!

Free U.S. Shipping!!

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Vintage 3/4" Bakelite Bracelet; Lovely Dichromatic Orange "Prystal" Color!!

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  • Vintage item from the 1940s
  • Material: Bakelite
  • Feedback: 243 reviews
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