The Alexis Bittar collection of Lucite jewelry, Lucite earrings, and Lucite necklaces bridge the gap between art and fashion. Alexis Bittar was started in the early 1990s with our founder, Alexis Bittar, hand-carving Lucite jewelry from his bedroom apartment in New York City. Lucite was then and will always be the foundation that makes up Alexis Bittar. That is why our Lucite jewelry is hand-carved and hand-painted in Brooklyn, New York.
What is Lucite Jewelry?
Lucite is a high quality material that is strong, resistant to breaking, scratching and cracking yet lends itself to being hand-carved. Lucite jewelry can be completely transparent, similar to glass– or tinted in different shades as desired. Coming in an array of hand-painted colors, we make high-quality Lucite bracelets, earrings, rings, and necklaces.
How to Clean Lucite Jewelry
Lucite jewelry is resilient but can deteriorate over time with excess light, heat or moisture. Be sure not to use lotions, perfumes, or oils in close contact with your Lucite pieces. It’s best to store your Lucite jewelry in a closed jewelry box protected from sun exposure and the elements.
What is the History of Lucite Jewelry?
Lucite jewelry has an interesting history, originally designated for use in military aircrafts and vessels in World War II– largely in plane windshields and submarine periscopes. After the war there was a surplus of Lucite material – leading creatives, jewelry makers and artists to discover this material as a perfect sculptural means of creating gorgeous jewelry pieces. The material was perfect for Alexis Bittar’s creative vision, establishing his signature collection of hand-crafted, hand-painted Lucite jewelry out of Brooklyn, NY.