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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Krementz and Cufflinks: A Lifetime of Antiques

There are few institutions that define excellence throughout their history, surviving global crises, thriving, and changing the landscape in which they create their wares. Krementz is one of those legendary companies that maintained such a standard of ingenuity that they’ve flourished for more than a century. It was founded by German immigrant George Krementz, the […]