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Jewelry for men – Swank artful cufflinks

Jewelry for men - Swank artful cufflinks

Confucius vintage cufflinks, silver tone metal, 1960s. Jewelry for men – Swank artful cufflinks

Swank artful cufflinks

Founded in 1897 in Attleboro, MA as Attleboro Manufacturing Co., the Swan company specialized in the manufacture and sale of women’s jewelry. Very soon, there was a great fire that destroyed the factory and the whole area of ​​the city of Attleboro. Fortunately, some decorations and machines were saved. So, the company moved production to a nearby building, which remained the center of business for the next 100 years.
Originally, the company didn’t manufacture men’s jewelry at all. However, in 1908 the company created a new division called Baer and Wilde, which focused on the production of men’s jewelry. And one of their lines, in particular, “Kum-A-Part” became highly popular.
During the Second World War, the company made a feasible contribution, making medallions for soldiers and other emblems for the army. At the same time, the men’s jewelry line has gained real popularity, and they even stopped making the women’s line.

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1966 Vintage Ad Swank Jewelry for men

Next, the company focused on the production of men’s accessories such as a clip for ties, buttons for sleeves and sets for suits. The Swank name appeared in one of the advertising campaigns in 1927. Noteworthy, the company items named Swank Products, Inc. appeared only in 1936. Next, in 1941, the company again shortened the name and they became those whom we know as Swank, Inc. Also, the company made an active contribution in World War II by producing elements for pistols and awards, such as purple hearts and bronze stars.

Kandinsky inspired porcelain handpainted round cufflinks

Kandinsky inspired porcelain handpainted round Swank artful cufflinks

After the war ended, Swank expanded its production to other areas including perfumes, wallets, belts and other accessories for men. In 1950′s and 60′s, Swank, Inc. began to acquire other brands to continue the expansion. Among them were such brands as the Prince Gardner Company, Crestline Manufacturing Company and Alco Leather Manufacturing Corporation.

Comedy and tragedy theatrical masks cufflinks

Comedy and tragedy theatrical masks. Swank artful cufflinks

Noteworthy, in the 1980s, the company re-introduced the women’s line under the name Anne Klein. Up until May 2012, Swank, Inc. manufactured products under such brands as Liz Claiborne, Geoffrey Beene, Tommy Hilfiger, Kenneth Cole, Nautica and Chaps. According to sources, Randa Accessories company acquired Swank Inc. in May 2012.

Swank artful cufflinks

Signed Swank

Signed Swank

Bar gold tone rhinestone inserts vintage cufflinks

Bar gold tone rhinestone inserts vintage cufflinks

Coat of Arms vintage cufflinks

Coat of Arms vintage cufflinks

Crown midcentury cufflinks

Crown midcentury cufflinks

Crown tie clip of gold tone

Crown tie clip of gold tone

Diamond cut centurian knight cufflinks of gold tone

Diamond cut centurian knight cufflinks of gold tone

Exotic fish and shells cufflinks. 1950s

Exotic fish and shells cufflinks. 1950s

Geometrical design gold tone cuff links with grid pattern

Grid design gold tone cuff links

Golf player silver tone cufflinks

Golf player silver tone cufflinks

Hunting dog painted under chuncky glass vintage cufflinks

Hunting dog painted under chuncky glass vintage cufflinks

Knight vintage cufflinks made of hematite. 1960s

Knight vintage cufflinks made of hematite. 1960s

Lion door knocker vintage cufflinks

Lion door knocker vintage cufflinks

Maltese cross gold tone metal glass cabochon cufflinks

Maltese cross gold tone metal glass cabochon cufflinks

Mardi Gras black and gold tone cufflinks

Mardi Gras black and gold tone cufflinks

Porcelain men's portrait cufflinks

Porcelain men’s portrait cufflinks

Rectangular cufflinks textured silver tone metal

Rectangle cufflinks textured silver tone metal

Ruby Red with transparent crystals vintage square shaped cufflinks

Ruby Red with transparent crystals vintage square shaped cufflinks

Set of cufflinks and tie clip Roman warrior theme. Gold tone, white enamel

Set of cufflinks and tie clip Roman warrior theme. Gold tone, white enamel

Textured silver tone metal cufflinks

Textured silver tone metal cufflinks

Totem silver tone vintage cufflinks

Totem silver tone vintage cufflinks

Treble Clef cufflinks. Vintage, silver tone metal, black enamel

Treble Clef cufflinks. Vintage, silver tone metal, black enamel

Trojan warrior silver tone black background tie clip

Trojan warrior silver tone black background tie clip