Sunday, February 26, 2012

Vintage Cufflinks Swank Opalescent Stripe Glass 1970s Mens Jewelry $ 85

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As a vintage cufflink collector, I have seen thousands of pair of vintage cufflinks and 90% of the designs I pass by. They have to be certain styles and in superb condition to be of interest to me. Here on my website you will find one of the most unique and largest collections of vintage cufflinks for sale online. (If you are not in the mens vintage cufflink category, click on Mens Jewelry to your left).

One year, and for one year only in the early 1970s, Swank acquired some phenomenal striped and faceted large blown glass cabs from the Bohemia region. This supply of this glass was very limited and I have only seen this cufflink design in 2 different colors.

The glass cabs are long elongated ovals with three rows of triangle facets around the perimeter. The glass is opalescent white-pink-grey with black curved interior canes. Each cab is set in a silver rhodium setting with 6 prongs.

The cufflinks are large at 1 3/8" long x 5/8" tall or 33 mm x 17 mm. Both cufflinks are signed Swank. The pair is in superb condition with no signs of wear or imperfections. They are microscopically clean and only the silver rhodium on the back of the cabs show some microscopic signs of gentle handling. The glass cabs are perfect with no chips, cracks, or scratches. Under high magnification, one of the glass cabs has a tiny scratch hardly worth noting.

Comes shipped in a new cufflink presentation box as pictured.
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