Category Archives: Materials

Rose Gold: a Hue Forever in Bloom.

Rose Gold Filled Tuxedo 4 Abalone Cufflinks and Matching Shirt Stud Set with Screw Backs in Box , Wedding Gifts, Groomsmen's Gifts

The soft iridescence of rose gold often captures the gaze of many vintage cufflink lovers and one may wonder how the quality is affected. In the blog post regarding gold plated versus gold filled, it was shown that the way in which a material is employed does indeed affect the strength and value of your […]

What are Gold Filled Cufflinks and Why Does it Matter?

Krementz Gold Filled Mother of Pearl with Tuxedo Stud Set and Double Sided Cufflinks and Vest Studs in Original Box. C1930's

You’ve probably noticed the variations in cufflinks metals, sterling silver, gold, gold filled, rose gold, etc. When shopping for the perfect tuxedo set or vintage wear for your formal occasion or suit, the more you know about quality the better. When it comes to gold you’ll notice many subcategories including the karat and whether it’s […]

Sterling Silver, an Illustrious Versatility

John Hardy Sterling Silver Horsehead Cufflinks comes with box.. Circa 2000's

Sterling Silver, used frequently in utensils, decorative art, cufflinks, and jewelry, is an alloy so valuable and versatile that it was once traded as currency. The British Pound derives its name from the weight of sterling silver that was once used to form the coin. This lustrous metal is so versatile that it has been […]

Abalone, Keeper of Iridescence

14K Platinum with Abalone and Pearl Centers Complete Tuxedo Stud Set1

The essence and reflection of the oceans are housed in the modest elegance of abalone. This gem of the ocean can contain the colorful swirls of Caribean waters or the murky depths of mysterious still sea. Abalone is also known as Ear Shells, Sea Ears, or Ormer and although it’s a common name for marine […]

Mother of Pearl, an Ancient Gem

14K Gold Platinum Diamond and Onyx Cufflinks with Shirt Studs2

There are elements or materials you find often in jewelry such as enamel, gold, silver, and platinum. One material has been popular for thousands of years and it can be found on many beautiful adornments, Mother of Pearl. This organic-inorganic material is also known as Nacre, a composite material created by some mollusks as their […]

Enamel: the Eternal Cufflink Material

4 Gold Filled and Blue Enamel Tuxedo Shirt Studs

Ever curious about why certain materials make jewelry more expensive? Why do those creators of fashion craft with specific elements that become hallmarks of style? Diamonds, gold, and a handful of other materials are no-brainers, precious commodities that are valued for their rarity and practicality. Other items, such as platinum or enamel, are not so […]

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