Celluloid Jewelry

posted on: Thursday, June 18, 2009

Celluloid jewelry, otherwise referred to as French Ivory, is a type of thermoplastic capable of creating countless color combinations as well as being easily pressed and stained with precision. The invention of celluloid in 1869 set the stage for the making of costume jewelry from synthetic materials. The production of these pieces was inexpensive, and done in large quantities during the depression era. If anyone knows what design houses manufactured celluloid jewelry, please share with us. We are always learning!
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