This bracelet has been packed away for for many years, and who knows how long before that ? It is made of some kind of plastic, but I cannot identify which type exactly.
I think it is lucite or possibly bakelite, but honestly, I am not sure. It belonged to my aunt and was included in the trunks of items left to me.
In excellent condition, this very rare and unusual tortoiseshell and transparent 'apple juice' bangle is really something. In pristine condition, it is something you will rarely find anywhere today.
Probably dating back to the 'swinging sixties', this bangle has an interior diameter of approx 2.5" or 6cms. The bangle is just under 1.5" deep, and quite thin, as you see from the pictures. It has a high lustre.
Whilst researching this piece, I did find one bangle in a similar style, by Lea Stein. I am unfamiliar with the work of this designer, so will leave it up to you to decide if it is or is not hers.
The material this bangle is made from is fairly flexible, and it is possible to lightly pull the slit apart to insert your wrist.
There is light surface scratching, when viewed through a high magnification loupe, which does not detract from the beauty of this superb item.
The colours are difficult to explain, and the nearest I can get is smokey tortoiseshell wide vertical stripes, blended with clear apple juice bands. The photographs are very accurate and are of the actual bangle you will receive, so please study them.