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1970s Tie Pin - Black Oynx Effect Jewelled Tie Tack in Silvertone Finish

Here is a neat vintage tie tack with a flat oval of faux onyx which is held in place by four claws within a frame design.  The metal is all silvertone and has a barked textured finish.  A style that was popular on all kinds of jewellery in the 1960s and 1970s, probably due to the work of Andrew Grima, the celebrated jeweller whose work included textured finishes and natural gemstones in gold and silver.  This smart tie tack pins through the tie into a twist back guard.  There is a chain and bar attached to this to enable the tie tack to be further secured through a button hole.   In excellent condition this tie pin is a classic and very easy and smart to wear. Now for size it is a large tie tack being approximately 1.5 cms by 1 cm.

JEWELLERY DETAILS

Designer or Brand: none

Country of Origin: UK

Condition: Excellent

Decade: 1970s

Style: Andrew Grima

Item: Tie pin, Tie Tack

Material: Faux Black Oynx with Silver Plated metal

A potted History of the Tie Pin..................

Ties first became part of a fashionable gent’s attire in the 19th Century. Naturally since then there have been many items of jewellery introduced as tie-control devices. Some of the earlier ones were patented and some innovative ideas were introduced in the form of a pin, tack, clip, clasp, bar, slide and chain. All of these stick pins, tie pins, tie chains, tie tacks, tie clasps, tie bars, tie slides and tie clips were designed to do one simple job: to prevent a tie from flapping, falling or moving about and to ensure a neat appearance for the wearer. Tie accessories are made from all kinds of materials, predominantly metals so you find them in the precious Gold, Platinum and Silver as well as in base metal. Tie accessories are usually decorative from conservative styles to the weird, wacky and wonderful. Tie accessories follow the trends of their era so are good examples of a particular style or fashion – for example – Art Deco or the 1960s. They are often set with a precious jewel such as a pearl, diamond, sapphire or ruby; a lesser stone or often the very smart mother of pearl and onyx are favourite inlays. Tie accessories, in the same was as ties themselves, can be used to show affiliation to a particular regiment or club or activity or sport, can be commemorative tokens and souvenirs. Tie pins and clips can be made of all kinds of materials for their decorative element such as leather, wood, jet, and early plastics like bakelite, lucite and celluloid. There is generally a metal element to them in all cases so that they are easy and practical to fasten.

£12.00
1970s Tie Pin - Black Oynx Effect Jewelled Tie Tack in Silvertone Finish
1970s Tie Pin - Black Oynx Effect Jewelled Tie Tack in Silvertone Finish 1970s Tie Pin - Black Oynx Effect Jewelled Tie Tack in Silvertone Finish 1970s Tie Pin - Black Oynx Effect Jewelled Tie Tack in Silvertone Finish 1970s Tie Pin - Black Oynx Effect Jewelled Tie Tack in Silvertone Finish

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