Friday, December 28, 2012

Big Chunky Lucite Vintage Bracelet Clear Icicles w Gold 1960s Jewelry $75

Big Chunky Lucite Vintage Bracelet Clear Icicles w Gold 1960s Jewelry

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Im crazy about 1950's-1960s vintage Lucite panel bracelets and vintage Lucite bauble bracelets. Over the past 30+ years, I have concentrated on finding the most exemplary pieces I can find.

The Chinese cant copy these styles well at all because the quality of materials and the unique designs is not something they can do. Only vintage US jewelry designers had this wacky art down to a science, and now they are long gone.

When I look at a bracelet like this, I often wonder about the woman who designed it. (Yes, it was typically women who came up with the designs, and the man- owned company they worked for took the credit.) I wonder what on earth inspired their imagination to create baubles like these!

I believe these baubles represent snow, ice, and holiday gold leaves. The large oval baubles are Clear Lucite with deep icicle like impressions wrapped in bright gold metal leaves. The wafer disks are marbled clear and white Lucite that reminds me of glistening frozen snow. Why they are round disks with meniscus sides and are not even in thickness is a mystery.

The big double link bracelet chain is made of bright gold metal and the bracelet is finished with a fold over box clasp. The bracelet is not signed however I believe it is either a vintage Coro or Judy Lee design.

When clasped, the bracelet is 7 1/2" or 19 cm long. Both bauble and disk beads are about 7/8" or 21-23 mm long.

The entire bracelet is in pristine clean like new condition and has never been worn. There are no signs of wear or scuff marks from the beads rubbing together. All of the gold is clean and perfect with no loss of gold or gold wear.

Comes gift wrapped and shipped in a new luxury presentation bracelet box.
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