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Indypicker.com Blog - Re-Picking Our Bakelite Jewelry Over the Years

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Indypicker.com Blog - Re-Picking Our Bakelite Jewelry Over the Years

It's been 12 years since we started Indypicker.com and as we just bought some Bakelite bangles this weekend and we thought it would be fun to show everybody some of the picks we had made since 2008.

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Indypicker.com Blog - How to Identify and Collect Bakelite Jewelry

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Indypicker.com Blog - How to Identify and Collect Bakelite Jewelry

How to Identify and Collect Bakelite Jewelry What is Bakelite? Bakelite was created by Belgium Scientist Leo Baekeland in 1907 when trying to develop an alternative for shellac which was used to cover woodwork. The result was not what he had expect, but did give the world a new material to create everything from ladies jewelry to telephone cases and electrical insulators.  The evolution of non-precious material jewelry a.k.a costume jewelry started with Celluloid back in the mid 1800's. Celluloid is highly collectible but has a drawback in that one it's flammable and second it can get diseased. Yes your...

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Indypicker.com Blog - Collecting Vintage Costume Jewelry

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Collecting costume jewelry from the early 20th century can be fun and can change up any outfit. My wife gets compliments all the time when sporting her collection of Art Deco pins, brooches and bangles. The majority of jewelry today is made in China and is usually copies of pieces from the past.

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