We have similar Bakelite and Retro items, which would pair nicely with this piece, for sale this week. Listing description by: Angela A. Markings: "Pat'd" on the back of the brooch. Color: semi-translucent cherry red hue.
Stone Treatment: Bakelite is a manufactured stone. Stone(s) have been tested and guaranteed using a professional Presidium Duo refractive, heat, and hardness tester. Stone Cuts: Polished, tapering oval.Handmade in the Retro period of the Art Deco era. Composed of 14k yellow gold filled over base metal. Features a rare, large cherry red Bakelite piece framing a gold filled "MSR" monogram. The Bakelite showcases a tapering design. Completed with a pin stem and a locking "c" clasp that allows the brooch to be worn on a variety of clothing and accessories. There is a very thin, small fissure in the Bakelite near one of its corners framing the monogram; this does not affect wear and the fissure only extends 0.15 of an inch. This listing is for the item only. Retro jewelry was produced during the 1940s and 1950s and was representative of the bold and changing world that emerged from the Second World War.
Retro jewelry is not only illustrative of the energetic and modernizing styles of the 40s and 50s, but it incorporated the elegance and luxury of jewelry styles past. Retro jewelry can frequently be found composed of bright gold, gold alloys, and silver as the wartime put a restriction on the use of platinum. These designs are vibrant and beautiful and are a gorgeous example of the style of the rapidly evolving world. Gold filled jewelry consists of an outer solid gold layer over a metal base, and 5% of its weight should be derived from gold.This solid layer of gold is laid over a base of sterling silver or some other kind of metal to produce a high-quality gold look. Bakelite is the first plastic made from synthetic components, and was developed by chemist Leo Baekeland in 1907. It was used to make a diverse range of products in a variety of jewel quality colors, and the retro appeal has made Bakelite jewelry quite valuable as a collectible item. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Brooches & Pins". The seller is "abeautifultimeco" and is located in this country: US.
This item can be shipped worldwide.