Tag Archives: art deco

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 […]

Shirt Studs: a Small Vintage Detail for a Big Difference

Vintage tuxedo 4 ble enameled shirt studs set

It’s the little things in life that matter, right? When people are dressing up in high priced labels or fine fabrics to make a statement in their self-presentation, the shirt stud detail is often overlooked. It is true that when renting a tuxedo or suit one has the option of taking cufflinks and shirt studs […]

Cufflinks Can Be as Personal as Your Style

Vintage 14K White b& Yellow Gold Cigar Cufflinks with Box. Circa 1960's

We can all be mesmerized by the glitz, glam, and shiny diamonds, or pearls of cufflinks. They’re often encrusted with dazzling gems or built out of exquisite materials, ensnaring our eyes like a Muse from the heavens. While style itself carries with it elements of prestige or status symbols, you shouldn’t limit your personal style […]

Costume Jewelry Isn’t Just Dress Up

Rare One of a Kind Signed Lawrence VRBA aurora borealis Cufflinks

The fine things in life aren’t all high-priced jewels and precious metals, for over 300 years jewelers have been creating intricate pieces and wearable art from materials that fall into the class of Costume Jewelry. Don’t let the name mislead you, the items that fall into this category aren’t components of dress up for the […]

Lawrence VRBA, King of Costume Jewelry

We are fortunate to be alive at the same time as great artists and interact with fresh designs still delivered by those such as Lawrence Vrba. Lawrence is an eclectic designer whose appreciation for costume jewelry, vintage styles, and understanding of color that is apparent in what he produces. Vrba is even more impressive because […]

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 […]

Art Nouveau: Redefining Cufflinks to Couture

14K Gold and Diamond Art Nouveau Double Sided Rooster Cufflinks with Box Circa 1910's

Art Nouveau was truly the “new art”  and more significant than a reaction to Academism or fad that bubbled through Victorian restraints. Although, with the death of Queen Victoria it erupted into an era of nature-inspired originality. The form of flowers and symmetry of undulating lines were released from dictated shackles that kept the art […]

Larter and Sons: Cufflinks Legacy

14K White Gold and Diamond Cufflinks by Larter

Larter and Sons is another remarkable company that helped form Newark, New Jersey as a cufflink capital. As with other famed companies, Larter and Sons patented innovations that pushed men’s cufflinks forward. One of their innovations, the spring-back stud, is their maker’s mark. Their first patent was issued in the late Victorian era, a spring […]

Swank: Incarnate of Cufflinks and Duke of Design

There are so few companies that have the longevity or influence Swank does. An empire that exists independent of and yet behind recognizable brands, such as Guess. Though Swank went by many names before the title we’re familiar with today, the standard of its cufflinks has never faltered. Swank began as the Attleboro Manufacturing Company, […]