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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

John Hardy: Blending Cultures with Luxury Brands

The big bold line between cultural influence and full immersion is rarely crossed, but when it is one doesn’t see the artform from that heritage respected diligently often; John Hardy is one of the exceptions. Hardy is a Canadian artist who traveled to Bali in 1975 and studied their art and jewelry techniques. He spent a […]

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 […]

Unger Brothers Company: an Art Nouveau Cornerstone

Unger Brothers Art Nouveau Naked Mermaid Sterling Silver Bean Back Cufflinks with Box Circa 1900's

The Unger Brothers Company is an example of moving well-crafted everyday items into high-end art. Their exquisite Art Nouveau pieces became legendary and can be seen in many museums, even in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. When it came to anything from toiletries to cufflinks, the Unger Brothers helped define the standard in Art Nouveau […]

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 […]