Show your tropical spirit with our fakelite Palm Frond bracelet. The bracelet is 1 1/4″ wide and has an approximately 2 11/16″ opening.
Modern bakelite, Catalin, and other new plastic jewelry became all the rage in 1940s fashion. The chunky look was in stark contrast to earlier, delicate bracelet designs of silver and gold. The brightly colored bangles were frequently stacked. In fact, Carmen Miranda sometimes sported whole arm of them!
The palm frond pattern shows the heavily influence of South American culture. Pre-war vacationers headed to the Caribbean and points south, as Europe became a risky proposition after Germany’s invasion of Poland. After Pearl Harbor, Hawaii became the South Pacific departure point for thousands of soldiers and sailors, many of whom sent tropical-flavored gifts home to their sweethearts.
Our faux bakelite bracelets are inspired by original designs. They mimic the look of real bakelite without the price or fragility of the originals. These are available in a wide range of 1940s color tones to coordinate with your favorite vintage dress.