Vintage Lucite Operculum Heart Pendant | Vintage Carved Lucite Heart | Sweet Heart Lucite Love Token

Vintage Lucite Operculum Heart Pendant | Vintage Carved Lucite Heart | Sweet Heart Lucite Love Token


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The listing is for a Vintage Lucite Operculum Heart Pendant. The clear Lucite pendant is in the shape heart and has a center set operculum shell accent.

This type of Lucite jewelry can be traced back to WWII when young men initiated the tradition of sending "sweetheart” jewelry back home to their girlfriends, wives, sisters, and mothers. During World War II, most precious metals were rationed and used only to build weapons, tanks, ships, airplanes, and other machinery needed for the Allies’ campaign. Most sweetheart from this era was made from non-precious or semi-precious materials such as Lucite, Bakelite, celluloid, wood, mother-of-pearl, shell, ivory, rhinestones, enamel, and other cheap, readily available materials.

Operculum are the remnants of the “trap door” like covering on a snails shell. They resemble eyes are they are sometimes referred to as Cat's Eye or Evil Eye. These were very popular during Victorian times; worn as part of superstition to provide protection against the evil eye.

Measurements: 1.3030 inches long and 1.1210 inches wide; the operculum measures 13.79 mm long and 14.76 mm wide.

Weight: 3.4 grams

The pendant comes with a stainless steel bail making it ready to wear on a chain or added to a charm bracelet.

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