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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 […]

Reverse Carved : Intaglio is Backwards

14K Reverse carved intaglio hand painted boxer cufflinks

Cufflinks provide a unique way to demonstrate sculpture and painting and not by covering metal or gems with oily dye. You wouldn’t think something like Reverse Carved jewelry could be an intricate or sensitive process, but with vintage items, it is quite the treasure to wear. Also known as Intaglio Jewelry, these “backward” carvings provide […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]