Bakelite Jewelry or Not?

Bakelite, the first completely synthetic plastic, was patented in 1907 by Leo Bakeland and was originally meant to be an insulator for electricity.  The real value of Bakelite however, was the ease with which it could be carved into intricate shapes.  Bakelite was applied on a variety of products such …

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The History of Trifari Jewelry

The Start   The Trifari Jewelry Company was founded by Gustavo Trifari,  an Italian immigrant, in 1904 when he was only 20 years old.   He then started the company ‘Trifari and Trifari’ with his Uncle in 1910.  After a few years, Gustavo’s uncle left the company to just Gustavo.    …

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