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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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Novelty: Cufflinks for Fun on Halloween

Some people treat fashion as if it is some sacred way to anoint the holy garb one dawns rather than an exciting means of self-expression. Abandoning novelty items in favor of trends, no matter the aesthetic sense of what they’re sold. If we have fun with our homes, our friends, and holiday decorations, why exclude […]

Georg Jensen, Cufflink Artist

Georg Jensen

Few legends in silversmithing rival Georg Jensen. His cufflinks and wider works surpass pretty items on a suit, moving into the world of wearable art. Jensen’s early work, ambitions in sculpture, and ceramics helped carve a place for his company in jewelry and art history. Jensen held a democratic design philosophy in his work, believing […]

Shirt Studs: Bejeweling the Newly Uncovered

Art Deco Larter mother of pearl, platinum inlay rim 4 stud set with matching double sided chain link cuff links in original box circa 1920-30's

We all know that fashion trends change, mold, and morph due to cultural mores or whatever dictates the aesthetics of the day. The placement and number of studs have morphed as much as dress shirts and dresses have, further accommodating the drapery they adorn. These precious accessories are for more than special days such as […]