A great gift for the Vintage Gentleman in your life! Beautiful 1950s Vintage Shiny Silver Tone Metal Cufflinks made by SWANK. This very attractive modernist design round cufflinks feature circular insets of what is known to collectors as "cherry juice bakelite" (a synthetic plastic or lucite material in a deep dark clear red color frequently used in jewelry of this era). The cufflinks have bullet back closures; a torpedo, or bullet shaped, capsule that is suspended between two posts. The bullet flips on its axis to manipulate it through the button holes in the cuff, and then flips to secure the cufflink on the shirt. Both cufflinks are marked "SWANK".
Formed in 1936, Swank Products, Inc. made accessories for men and began manufacturing gun parts during WWII as well as award items like purple hearts and bronze stars. After the war Swank expanded into other areas, including fragrances, wallets, belts and other accessories for men. In the 1950′s and 60′s, Swank, Inc. began acquiring other brands in order to continue expanding and today a number of recognizable brand names are owned by Swank, Inc., they include Guess?, Liz Claiborne, Geoffrey Beene, Tommy Hilfiger, Kenneth Cole, Nautica and Chaps.
This high quality early men's cufflink set by Swank is in excellent condition and looks unworn! Our cufflink sets include a handmade paper gift box with cotton lining and make a great gift for your favorite vintage gentleman!