French Catilin molded bangle, in marbled Red with round Black inserts.
French Catilin molded bangle, in marbled Red with round Black inserts. Catalin, like Bakelite, is also a thermoset plastic made of formaldehyde and phenol with no fillers. Catalin is usually very colorful and over time it develops a patina. All of the original white Catalin has yellowed over time, and clear to "apple juice", blue to green or teal, purple to brown or tan, while green, orange and red stay about the same. Dimensions - 1.2 cm width 6 cm internal diameter