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Cultured Pearl Tie Tack -Vintage Tie Pin - White Metal Marked 'WG' (Sold)

Cultured Pearl Tie Pins with the contrast of silver coloured metal are always a classic choice.  Perfect for weddings or generally a smart choice of tie pin for everyday. This is a very nice example of a vintage tie pin with a good sized cultured pearl surrounded by five petal like sides.  The petal like cup for this tie pin has a textured finish reminiscent of 1970s and this might well be a vintage tie pin from that era.  I have a problem knowing what metal it is as I never use acids to test metals set with pearls as you can cause damage to a very nice item of vintage jewellery.  This tie pin was purchased as a real silver item with a chromed metal retainer , chain and button loop but it is clearly marked 'WG'  on the tie pin part so could be white gold, the retainer is definitely not a precious metal.  I am selling it at a price that I think makes it good value as a vintage tie clip so this might well be a lucky purchase for someone! Back to the tie pin it is in excellent condition and is a very good quality tie pin and the cultured pearl measures approx 5mm and has a wonderful lustre to it.  The pearl tie pin itself is approximately 1 Centimetre across. 

JEWELLERY DETAILS

Designer or Brand: None

Country of Origin: Not Known

Condition: Excellent

Decade: 1970s

Style: Classic

Era: Vintage ( 1920s - 1980s)

Type: Tie Pin

Material: White Metal and Cultured Pearl

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.


£32.00
Apologies, THIS ITEM IS SOLD.
Cultured Pearl Tie Tack -Vintage Tie Pin -  White Metal Marked 'WG' (Sold)

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