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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 - Weiss Jewelry Signature Line Collection

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Indypicker.com Blog - Weiss Jewelry Signature Line Collection

Albert Weiss worked for Coro before starting his own jewelry company in 1942 in New York. The company is known for its rhinestone and enamel pieces made during the 1940s to 1971.

They are known for the clarity of the stones used in that you would think they are precious stones. The jewelry was featured in Vogue magazine. Weiss jewelry is highly collectible. 

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Indypicker.com Blog - Eisenberg Signature Costume Jewelry Finds

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Indypicker.com Blog - Eisenberg Signature Costume Jewelry Finds

Eisenberg & Sons Company was started in 1914 as a perfume and ladies clothing maker. As sales continued to struggle in the late 1930s the began to make jewelry to compliment the clothes.

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