Faux Tortoiseshell 1940's Vintage Cuff Bangle
Tortoiseshell was a much admired material taken from the shell of the turtle and misnamed a long time ago. It was used for the manufacture of a wide range of different things, from furniture to hair combs and jewellery. Fortunately with the advent of the production of plastic the animal kingdom was given a break. With the use of plastic in the manufacture of tortoiseshell look the same aesthetic could be achieved. During the 1940's and since then, faux tortoiseshell has continued to be popular. Fortunately in the 1970's the banning of using real tortoiseshell came in to place. This is a lovely example of faux tortoiseshell with a bangle and buckle feature. Measurement across is 5.5cms, and with the flexibility can be stretched to 7cms. Width of the bangle is 3cms, and size of the buckle is 6cms x 4.5cms. It is a true vintage piece with a little wear commensurate with age but still presenting well and in good condition.