1950s Vermeil Angel Sweater Guard Double Pin
1950s vermeil (sterling silver plated with gold) angel sweater guard. Sweater guards were introduced to fashion in the 1950s as an accessory to help “hold” and secure cardigans on a ladies shoulders. The angels have pin backs that attach to each side of a cardigan sweater. They measure 1 7/8" high x 1 3/8" wide. Each angel has light blue glass eyes and red, green and purple glass gems on their skirts. The angel brooches are attached to one another with a double chain and each one is signed, 'sterling' on the back. There is some wear to the vermeil finish as is consistent with age and use (see photos) but the guard is in overall good condition.