Carved Bakelite Ring from Beth Church Jewelry

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What: Bakelite was one of the first synthetic plastics, used originally for industrial purposes and later for household items, toys, and jewelry. Its modern-day vintage appeal is due to the material's limited use today because of the labor required to create and manipulate it. This Beth Church ring features a jet black Bakelite button cut to suit her trademark tough look with a leather bow at the base and topped with rhinestones.

Where: Beth Church Jewelry

Cost: $128

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