• orange galalith necklace
  • Carved French Bakelite
  • necklace with screw clasp
  • vintage Galalith beads
  • orange galalith necklace
  • Carved French Bakelite
  • necklace with screw clasp
  • vintage Galalith beads

1930s Galalith Necklace, Hand-carved Beads


1930s Galalith Necklace.

Intricate beading in a fabulous color.
Approx. Size (cm): 25″ long (63.5).
Condition: Very good.
Era: 1950s
Mark/Label: None.

1 in stock

This clay-colored 1930s Galalith necklace is a rare find.

Vintage Necklace Details

  • Vintage 1930s carved Galalith necklace.
  • A lovely tone of light orange. 
  • Large elaborately carved beads complement round beads. 
  • The size of the beads tapers smaller to the back.
  • Screw-in clasp.
  • Galalith is often misdescribed as French bakelite.

About Galalith

Galalith is an early milk-based plastic similar to Bakelite or celluloid.  Developed in 1895 by a German chemist, it can be dyed in many colors, with swirls and patterns, and hand-carved.  This material went out of popular use after WWII due to the scarcity of milk.

vintage necklace lengths

Shipping & Returns

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