Made in the 1950s, this vintage cufflink and tie clasp set is designer signed Swank. One of the great aspects about Swank jewelry in the 1950s is the fact that they were one of the few cufflink designers that looked the world over and imported unique top-quality glass for their jewelry. Some of the countries they imported glass from were France, Germany, Czechoslovakia, and Italy.
This unique set incorporates 1950s Venetian glass called caned or ribbon glass. The elongated domed oval cabs look red and white under normal conditions but when held up to light, the glass is semi-translucent and is glowing cranberry pearlescent. This type of Venetian glass was not available in any abundance as was used for a limited jewelry production run by Swank during just one year in the early to mid 1950s. The cabs "float " in polished gold-plated oval frames.
Medium in size, the cufflinks are 1 1/16" long x 3/4" wide or 27 mm x 18 mm. The matching tie clasp is 2 5/8" or 66 mm long. This set has obviously never been worn as all three pieces are in pristine clean like new condition with no imperfections or flaws. The glass cabs are perfect with no scratches, chips, or cracks. The gold like new as well; polished and bright with no signs of wear. Just the tie clasp is signed with the S logo for Swank.
Comes gift wrapped and shipped in a new luxury presentation cufflink box as pictured.