Vintage 1940s Operculum Shiva Shell Cufflinks and Tie Pin Set
Cuff links dimensions 1" x 0.94" inches or 2.7 x 2.4 cm / Tie pin operculum diameter 20 mm / Total weight 28 grams / All measurements are approximate
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Beautiful Vintage late 1940s cufflinks and tie pin set. The cuff links feature large oval operculum shell imitating the Victorian Fashion (revival style). The metal is sterling silver and the shell is from a green turban snail from the south seas. It is sometimes called cat's eye or shiva's eye. The tie pin is a bar and feature round operculum shell. Some surface scratches, patina on silver. Other wise- in a very good vintage condition!
Operculum shells became a popular jewelry motif toward the end of the 19th century. When removed they form these beautiful colored cabochons. Due to their resembled to eyes these are also known as "evil eyes'" or "cats eyes" and were thought to bring protection to the wearer, both from the idea that the snails shell is protective and traditional ideas about the evil eye warding off bad luck.