Jewel of the day: Mark Davis Chelsea Vintage Bakelite Bracelet with Yellow Sapphires

In case you didn’t know it, bakelite is still a thing, and has been since it was first introduced in the 1930s. This vintage piece is offered by Mark Davis, who dubs himself the modern master of bakelite. He has set the piece with an array of sparking yellow sapphires.

He explains, “The caramel-hued bangle of vintage Bakelite has been polished and meticulously refinished to reveal its original, saturated color. Square shaped cut-outs are evenly spaced in a checker board around the bracelet and inlayed to create an eye-catching canvas. Polished to a seamless perfection, the lustrous surface is set with sparkling yellow sapphires. Alone, it looks amazing, but pair it with another Mark Davis bangle and you have created a one-of-a-kind look.”

 

This sells for USD$6,183.

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