bracciale, vetrina — January 10, 2020 at 4:30 am

The vintage Bakelite and gem bracelets by Mark Davis





Bakelite jewels are very popular. Bakelite, according to Wikipedia, is a resin obtained from formaldehyde and phenol. This resin is often added to a filler material, such as wood flour, graphite, mica, diatomaceous earth and dyes. In the past it has been used for electrotechnical elements, electrical switches, electricity sockets, pot handles. So what does it have to do with jewelry? Yet Mark Davis‘ Bakelite bracelets are also sold for $ 8,000 each.

Bracciale in bachelite, oro giallo 18 carati e pietre preziose
Bracciale in bachelite, oro giallo 18 carati e pietre preziose

The jeweler is based in Brooklyn and has chosen to offer bracelets in a vintage style. Bakelite is the base, but to this it also adds small precious or semi-precious stones. Davis makes Bakelite from modern antiques such as jukeboxes and kitchen utensils. The result is surprising: treated and worked, the bakelite turns into a lively jewel, with strong colors and marbled shades of brown, red and pink, dotted with contrasting color stones (of ethical origin, the designer specifies), like garnet, peridot citrine.
Bachelite vintage, oro giallo 18 carati, zaffiro bianco
Bachelite vintage, oro giallo 18 carati, zaffiro bianco

They are lively bracelets, large and immediately visible. Better to combine them with simple fabrics, better if they are of a single color, and avoid wearing other jewels with too generous dimensions.
Bachelite vintage, oro giallo 18 carati, ametista e rodolite
Bachelite vintage, oro giallo 18 carati, ametista e rodolite

Bachelite vintage, oro giallo 18 carati, citrino e quarzo fumé
Bachelite vintage, oro giallo 18 carati, citrino e quarzo fumé
Bachelite vintage, oro giallo 18 carati, peridoto e quarzo fumé
Bachelite vintage, oro giallo 18 carati, peridoto e quarzo fumé
Bachelite, oro giallo 18 carati e peridoto
Bachelite, oro giallo 18 carati e peridoto

Bracciale in bachelite, oro giallo 18 carati e peridoto
Bracciale in bachelite, oro giallo 18 carati e peridoto







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