Monday, September 14, 2009

Tirfari Sweater Guard Does Double Duty as Earrings

I love a piece of jewelry that can be worn more than one ways, such as a brooch which will double up as a pendant. So, finding this sweater guard was a real treat for me, since it is a combination piece I haven't come across before.

The sweater guard was popular during the 1950s and 1960s when two piece sweater sets with a knit top paired with a cardigan sweater were very popular. Wearers would join the opening of the cardigan at the neckline with these sweater guards so that the underneath top would show. They are quite collectible now, and can be worn at the neckline of a pretty blouse by attaching it at the tips of the collar.

The piece is made by Trifari and features two clip back earrings in brushed goldtone which are joined by a textured link chain. It can be worn as the sweater guard, or simply remove the chain for a set of earrings to wear on their own. Double duty in a matter of seconds!

The clip is available in my Ruby Lane Shop - Finishing Touch Vintage Jewelry for only $22.

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