This vintage, early 1940s Celluloid bangle with a heavily mold-carved and interesting floral design sports the color of root beer. The bracelet is light to wear. It is in very good condition, with no damage whatsoever. This bangle is rare and hard to find due to its color.
For those of you not familiar with Celluloid, the plastic dates back to the beginning of the 20th century to the 1930s. Celluloid is one of the earliest man-made plastics widely used in costume jewelry. Celluloid has certain characteristics that differentiate it from other plastics. In general, pieces made from Celluloid tend to be thin, light, somewhat brittle, sensitive to heat (they crack and craze), and early Celluloid can be extremely flammable (do not ever test with a hot pin!). When placed briefly in hot water, early Celluloid smells like camphor, while later cellulose acetate smells like vinegar. Celluloid jewelry should be stored carefully.
In the end, if you like the lightness of Celluloid and, in particular, if you love the root beer color of this bangle, then don’t pass it by and add this fun piece to your jewelry box!