Vintage Tiffany & Co. Sterling Manpower Pendants

Like any luxury brand, Tiffany & Co. has a profitable sideline doing corporate work. My brother-in-law has all kinds of promotional keychains made by the venerable jewellery house. One common commission was making service awards for Manpower Temporary Services. A couple of weeks ago, I purchased a Manpower pendant (complete with signed chain and ‘lil blue bag) on eBay. Then, on Sunday, I found another pendant at the St. Lawrence Market.

Supposedly these pendant are semi popular amongst the young ladies because they are an inexpensive way to pick up authentic Tiffany jewellery on the cheap (I paid $10 and $3 respectively). And the old Manpower logo was a classic. And there is also the ironic detachment of wearing a piece of jewellery that honours the Temp.