a crystal clear plastic, was introduced by DuPont Corp. in 1937.
Being more cost effective, Lucite replaced Bakelite by the 1950's,
and was used in production of costume jewelry as early as 1940.
The most collectible Lucite jewelry is of course, the "Jelly
Belly" figurals with a central Lucite "stone".
and through to the 1960's, the pearlized faux moonstone jewelry
as quite popular and came in an assortment of colors and shapes.
Also popular were the Thermoplastic jewelry that you'll find
on Lisner, Coro and plastic pages. This page focuses more on
the pearlized jewelry which has yet to reach it's appreciation
by collectors and perhaps is the best investment jewelry among
plastic jewelry right now.
(The above information is from Fred Rezazadeh's book Costume Jewelry, A Practical Handbook and you can order this book from my bookstore).
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Please be sure to check 1950's Page too, for there are more Plastic/Lucite items found there...as well as the PLASTICS page!
1950's Blue Lucite Moonstone, Faux Crackle Glass and Crystal Clip Back Earrings. These are so pretty! Filigree Brass beads Caps and three light blue moonstone Lucite beads, one darker blue faux crackle glass (plastic) and one light blue crackle glass (plastic). There are two bicone faceted AB Crystals as well. The setting is brass. The earrings measure 1" and are in excellent condition. If you have a light blue moonstone necklace...these will certainly do it justice!
EU337 Price: $12.00
1950's Red Lucite Moonstone Screwback Earrings. Silvertone setting with an attached lucite moonstone cab. Measure 5/8" long x 1/2" wide. Excellent condition.
EU251 Price: $11.00
Round thermoplastic Brown colored
cabs set into a goldtone setting. 1950's clipbacks. Very good condition.
Measure 1" in diameter.
EU127 Price: $12.00
Oval shaped pearlized light brown
moonstone lucite cab set into a quality goldtone clip back setting.
These measure 1-1/8" high x 3/4" wide. Excellent condition.
EU138 Price: $16.00
Lavender Lucite Moonstone Choker and Pierced Earrings. The choker measures adjustable to 15-1/2" (16" end to end). The beads are about 10mm. The Pierced Post Earrings are square cabs that measure 3/4" in diameter. Excellent condition. Goldtone findings on the choker - the earrings are silvertone posts.
These pieces appear to have been married.
S394 Price: $19.00
European Goldtone and Green Moonstone Lucite Brooch and Clipback Earrings. This is a quality set that has a nice goldtone setting and a curved oval lucite cabochon. This brooch has a trombone clasp. The brooch measures 1-7/8" across x 1-1/4" high. The earrings 1" x 5/8". Excellent
condition. I believe this set is c 1960.
S396 Price: $37.00
1960s Green Pearlized Lucite Moonstone Necklace measuring 28" long. The largest beads are 7 mm and the smallest 6 mm. Very good condition.
Lucite Moonstone Pale Green Double Strand Choker. The soft green Lucite moonstone beads have gold foil on them. Striking! There are Aurora Borealis Crystals in a soft green in various sizes. Goldtone spacer beads. Hook clasp; adjustable to 16-3/4". Very good condition. I don't see these beads often... In 10 years I've sold one strand.
NU699 Price: $42.00
Vintage 1950's Baby Blue Lucite Moonstone Bead Necklace measuring approx. 54" long. There are brass spacers in between each bead. 10mm beads and 8mm in size, the strand is in very good condition.
NU679 Price: $33.00
Vintage Yellow Lucite Moonstone, Brass and Faceted Yellow Plastic Bead Necklace measuring 53" long. The yellow Lucite moonstone beads are oblong. There are brass caps and brass spacer beads. Very good condition.
NU670 Price: $28.00
Moonstone Lucite (Thermoplastic) Square Cab Choker. Set in a shiny goldtone setting there are 8 square white lucite moonstone cabs. Measures adjustable to 14" x 3/4" wide. Excellent condition. Small amount of wear to the connecting chains. c late 50's early 60's.
NU502 Price: $20.00
Very much like NU014 only WHITE! This triple strnd measures to 15-1/2" and has white pearlized moonstone beads, with darker, greyish colored beads with flecks of silver in them. There are Brass spacers and Brass filigree beads in amongst the lucite. this too is a quality necklace...and probably the same maker as the one below. c. 1950's.
NU088 Price: $34.00
Vintage 1940's Molded Peach Pearlized Moonstone Moonglow Eagle Brooch / Pin. Yellow topaz colored rhinestones are glued in to the tail and head. Measures 3-1/4" x 2-3/4". Very good condition. The color is lighter than the picture shows.
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PU768 Price: $42.00
1940's Sterling Silver Blue Moonstone Lucite Clover Pin. The pin measures 1-1/2" x 1-1/4" and is in excellent condition.
PS828 Price: $46.00
Vintage 1950's Molded White Pearlized Moonstone Lucite Bow Pin. Soft shade of white with a beautiful pearlized sheen. The bow measures 2-1/8" x 1". Excellent condition.
PU616 Price: $52.00
Rare Vintage 50s Lucite Moonstone Butterfly Pin. This is so much more beautiful than the scan depicts. The pink is soft and pearlized. There are two green eyes - little cat's eye cabs. Measures 3-1/2" across x 2". Excellent condition.
PU613 Price: $60.00