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Fakelite Bangle, 2009 | by galessa's plastics
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Fakelite Bangle, 2009

This is not a Bakelite bangle. Bakelite bangles made in the 1930s and 40s are very prized these days, some in the four digit price range. Time for fakes!

Bangles like this are made by the hundreds in India and you can buy loads of them on the maker's site. They look like Bakelite, will smell for a while like Bakelite and the carving is incredibly well made. It is probably made of Polyester resin (to be confirmed) and are really beautiful. Buyers should be aware of these imitations and if tempted to buy them, buy very cheaply. Bakelite collectors call them Fakelite.

 

Update: HERE is a link where you can find producers of Fakelite jewelry from China and India, including the one who made the one above.

   

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Taken on July 5, 2009