Explore designs for jewelry in natural and synthetic plastics throughout the 20th century. This fun and visually exciting book presents lavish and popular jewelry designs chronologically, covering many types of plastics from Bakelite, celluloid, and Lucite to Plexiglas, natural plastics, and resins. Brooches, necklaces, beads, and earrings appear in many colors and textures that represent the leading styles of each decade. 365 color photos and period catalog pages display all the styles in an interesting and easy-to-understand sequence. Popular makers such as Trifari, Lisner, Coro, Kramer, Kenneth Jay Lane, and Les Bernard, and more are all well represented.