More than 1,000 exciting pieces accompany the story of plastic jewelry from the 1920s to the present in this revised and expanded 5th edition. Colorful and lightweight, examples include natural tortoiseshell and horn, synthetic celluloid, Bakelite, and Lucite all in a variety of forms. Jewelry has been made from natural plastics since ancient times. Today, they are much sought after collectibles as plastic jewelry has found its place in the history of fashion design. Original designs of bracelets, pins, necklaces, buttons and buckles are featured accompanied by text that gives the materials used and a history of the styles. Updated price guide included. This book is a great resource for collectors, fashion design students, and history buffs.