Vintage 1950 Turquoise Tie Bar and Scarf Clip

Marbled turquoise colored cabochon sets in gold toned clip.  Can be worn as scarf clip/fastener or to hold the tie in place.

  • Unsigned
  • 1 3/4" length

History: Tie bars, or tie clips, are usually made of metal and house a small pendant.  Tie bars were often used as a precautionary against strangulation, as white-collar workers who worked near machinery traditionally wore ties to work everyday.  The trend evolved with the center gemstone or pendant becoming grander or more exquisite denoting social stature.  

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Type: Brooch    
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