Nice 1950s Mid Century Modern Vintage Men's Gold Tone Metal Tie Clip / Tie Clasp with Large Round Red Ruby or Garnet Color "Stone" by SWANK. The tie bar has a strong metal bar on back which securely holds the necktie in place. The round "stone" cabochon has a great glow of a garnet or ruby although it is probably glass or resin. The tie bar measures 2-1/2" in length, the dome shaped stone is 5/8" in diameter. The reverse of this tie bar is marked "SWANK".
Formed in 1936, Swank Products, Inc. made 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 1950s and 60s, 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 men's tie bar by Swank is in used condition, with light scratches and one small spot on front, otherwise very nice! A great gift for the vintage gentleman!