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Jewelry for men – Swank artful cufflinks

Jewelry for men - Swank artful cufflinks

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

Swank artful cufflinks
The history of Swank jewelry trademark began in 1927 as a part of advertising campaign. However, the company items named Swank Products, Inc. appeared only in 1936. The company shortened its name to Swank, Inc.
Founded in 1897, Attleboro Manufacturing Co. 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.
In 1908 the company created a new division “Baer and Wilde”, which focused on the production of men’s jewelry. One of its lines, “Kum-A-Part” button cufflinks became highly popular.


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1966 Ad

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 for 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.

During the Second World War, the company made medallions for soldiers and other emblems for the army.
At the same time, the men’s jewelry enjoyed success, and the company stopped making jewelry for women.
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 the Prince Gardner, Crestline Manufacturing, and Alco Leather Manufacturing Corporation.

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Maker’s mark

Swank artful cufflinks

Kandinsky inspired porcelain handpainted round cufflinks

Kandinsky inspired porcelain handpainted round cuff links

Comedy and tragedy theatrical masks cufflinks

Comedy and tragedy theatrical masks

Bar gold tone rhinestone inserts vintage cufflinks

Bar gold tone rhinestone inserts cufflinks

Coat of Arms vintage cufflinks

Coat of Arms design

Crown midcentury cufflinks

Crown design. 1960s

Crown tie clip of gold tone

Gold tone Crown tie clip

Diamond cut centurian knight cufflinks of gold tone

Diamond cut centurian knight design, gold tone

Exotic fish and shells cufflinks. 1950s

Exotic fish and shells design. 1950s

Geometrical design gold tone cuff links with grid pattern

Grid design gold tone

Golf player silver tone cufflinks

Golf player silver tone

Hunting dog painted under chuncky glass vintage cufflinks

Hunting dog painted under chunky glass cufflinks

Knight vintage cufflinks made of hematite. 1960s

Knight hematite cuff links. 1960s

Lion door knocker vintage cufflinks

Lion door knocker design

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. Silver tone metal, black enamel

Trojan warrior silver tone black background tie clip

Trojan warrior silver tone black background tie clip