Tortoise shell glasses are classic and timeless in style with a variety of colors and frame styles, Zeelool offers round, square, and cat-eye tortoise shell glasses frames for women and men with classic mottled amber, and brown, and also has thick tortoise shell eyeglasses with honey shades online at an affordable price and high quality. You can match any look from casual to formal and come in a wide range of tortoise frame glasses styles.
Are tortoiseshell glasses made of tortoise shells?
No, tortoiseshell glasses are glasses that replicate the appearance and pattern of a tortoiseshell, not made of tortoise shell, at least not in modern times, so that it will not negatively impact endangered tortoise species.
The color design of the tortoiseshell frame is based on the tortoiseshell, the pattern is similar to the tortoiseshell, they are made of high-quality dyed acetate material and a pair of clear lenses.
Should I get black or tortoiseshell glasses?
You can choose black frame glasses or tortoise frame glasses according to your face shape and skin color.
Generally speaking, people with light skin tones should choose lighter frames, and people with darker skin should choose darker frames.
For example, people with fair skin can choose soft pink, tortoiseshell, or gold frame eyeglasses.
For cooler skin tones, you can choose from red, black, or tortoise-frame eyeglasses.
Therefore, glasses with tortoiseshell frames are suitable for women and men who with fairer or cool skin tones.
Plus, black frame glasses look especially great with brown, brunette, gray, and black hair.
Thick tortoise shell frame glasses for people with strong facial features like a protruding nose or chin, will help to tone down these features.
Thin frame black frame glasses for those who emphasize your eyes and other facial features, drawing attention to your eyes rather than the frame.
Feel free to AR try on tortoiseshell frame glasses online at Zeelool.
Do vintage tortoise shell eyeglasses have value?
Retro tortoiseshell eyeglasses have both monetary and collector's value.
Its value depends on a number of factors, including the rarity of the style of the vintage tortoiseshell frame, the condition of the glasses, the brand and designer, the material used in making the glasses, whether they are decorated with gold or diamonds, the age of the production of the tortoiseshell glasses and their historical significance, the current demand for tortoiseshell glasses in the market and the market trends, etc. All these factors affect the value of vintage tortoiseshell glasses.
How to date vintage faux tortoise eyeglasses?
Conduct research on the marks, logos or brand names on the tortoise shell frames to understand when the brand was established, and infer the production age of the frames based on the brand establishment time; Study the shape, design, details and production process of the frames, and compare them with popular eyewear styles in different eras; Study the material composition of frames and compare them with commonly used materials in different periods;
Research the historical background of frames. Frames may have been influenced by certain events, cultural influences, or fashion trends to reflect in the shape of the frame.
How to repair scratches on tortoise eyeglass frames?
Before repairing scratches on tortoiseshell eyeglasses, clean the glasses by washing them well with warm water and a special cleaning solution for eyeglasses, and wipe them clean with a special cloth for glasses. For smudges or other stubborn marks, you can also use a small amount of isopropyl alcohol.
Ways to repair scratches on frames are:
1. Using toothpaste, choose a regular toothpaste that does not contain particles or bleach and apply it to the scratches. Rub gently with a soft cloth. Then rinse it off with water.
2. For lighter scratches, mix baking soda and water together to form a paste and apply the paste gently and evenly to the scratches on your glasses with a soft cloth or cotton. Then remove the excess baking soda paste, and finally rinse your glasses with warm water to ensure that any residual baking soda paste is completely removed.
3. Using clear nail polish, for light and shallow scratches you can try applying a thin layer of clear nail polish to the scratched area, place the glasses on a flat surface and allow the nail polish to dry and cure completely. Finally, gently wipe the surface of the glasses with a soft cloth to remove any excess nail polish.
4. Using a furniture cleaner, spray furniture cleaner onto a clean wipe. Gently rub the cleaner into the scratches in a slow circular motion. Rinse off the polish and use eyeglass cleaner to remove any residue.
5. For deeper scratches, it is recommended to use a scratch repair kit specifically designed for eyeglasses, which usually includes a specially formulated solution or polish to reduce the visibility of the scratch. It is also possible to seek professional eyewear repair services for the repair.