Antique and vintage cufflinks are miniature works of art. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries fine cufflinks were created in a great variety of elegant…
Bright blue sapphires set in a cascade of radiating scalloped circles. Around the finely engraved centers are Art Deco borders with alternating scroll and stylized "dragonfly" motifs. These elegant cufflinks were created by William Huger & Company in 14kt gold, circa 1925.
Sparkling blue sapphire surrounded by luxuriant golden garlands. The neoclassical-inspired centers are contrasted with white gold borders engraved with a repeated dart design. An elegant example of Art Deco eclecticism created by Ziething & Co. in 10kt gold circa 1925.
Finely engraved centers of intertwining circles and geometric motifs surrounded by dramatic black enamel borders. These mesmerizing cufflinks are an example of the early Art Deco fascination with rich, intricately decorated surfaces. Created by Kohn and Co. in 14kt gold, circa 1925.
An elegant, classic pearl and mother-of-pearl tuxedo set. The shimmering mother-of-pearl centers are framed with minimalist white gold borders polished to a bright finish. The pearls are set in small white gold cups with bead-like (millegrain) edges. Created by Carrington & Company in 14kt gold, circa 1930.
Flowing Art Nouveau curves surrounding sparkling blue sapphires and Old European-cut diamonds. These elegant cufflinks were created by Tiffany & Company in 18kt gold in the years around 1900. Tiffany & Co. was a significant influence in the development of the Art Nouveau style in North America.
In 1922 the owners of Chicago's leading newspaper, the Chicago Tribune, held an architectural competition soliciting designs for a new headquarters building. These beautifully crafted cufflinks celebrate the contest and what I believe is the original tower being replaced. An elegant piece of architectural history. Crafted in 14kt gold, circa 1922.
The sophistication of formal dress in the Jazz Age is reflected in this elegant dress set. The full set features polished onyx centers set with sparkling diamonds and framed by jazzy Art Deco scroll borders. Created by Wordley, Allsopp & Bliss in 14kt gold and platinum circa 1925.
There is an innate elegance to platinum paired with diamonds. The mesmerizing, soft sheen of the platinum plays beautifully with the limpid sparkle of the diamonds. These elegantly engraved cufflinks with diamonds set on one side were created by Charles Keller & Co. in 14kt gold and platinum circa 1920.
Resplendent gold centers finely engraved with stylized foliate and floral motifs. The surrounding bright platinum borders are decorated with vine-like scrolls. This elegant pair of vibrant cufflinks reflects the jazzy spirit of the 1920s. Created by J.R. Wood & Sons, circa 1920.
In the early Art Deco period cufflink makers embraced intricate, richly detailed designs. The resulting cufflinks have a dazzling, almost mesmerizing, effect. These gold and black cufflinks are an elegant example with stippled borders outlined in black enamel and a profusion of floral and geometric elements. Created by Wordley, Allsopp & Bliss in 14kt gold, circa 1925.
Finely engraved cufflinks with radiant yellow gold centers that play beautifully against of the shimmering white of platinum edges. These elegant cufflinks shimmer and dance in the light. A testament to the artistry and craftsmanship of the cufflink makers of the early 20th century. Created by Durand & Company in platinum and 14kt gold, circa 1910.
Festive garlands centered by small, radiant stars are framed by borders of entwining foliate scrolls. The scrolling borders bring to mind celebratory streamers falling from the ceiling at a party. These cufflinks capture the festive, celebratory mood of the 1920s! Created by Jacob Hookaylo in 14kt gold circa 1925.
The maze-like, geometric intricacy of these cufflinks is mesmerizing. The amount of fine detail Art Deco cufflink makers could place in a small area is astounding. A small diamond set in the center of one side adds a further touch of elegance. Created by L. Fritzsche & Co in 14kt gold circa 1925.
Finely engraved platinum centers overgrown with a leafy tangle of vines surrounded by yellow gold borders with scrolling acanthus leaves. The fineness and depth of the engraving gives this tuxedo set an elegant, radiant glow. Created by Erhlich & Sinnock in 14kt gold and platinum, circa 1910.
Elegantly engraved gold centers with roses and garlands against a background of bright sun-like rays. Art Deco platinum borders with sunrise and lotus motifs complete the radiant design. These finely crafted, richly detailed cufflinks were created with 14kt gold and platinum in the years around 1925.
An elegant bit of class from the swinging scene in 1960s London. These hypnotic cufflinks are a marriage of the usually staid, sturdy British cufflink with the psychedelic era. Ideal for your next stroll down Carnaby Street or an evening with friends playing the Stones. Crafted in 9 carat gold, circa 1969.
Victorian jewelers in the late 19th century found inspiration in the arts and artistry of East Asia. The cultures and designs of China and Japan were particularly strong influences. These finely sculpted cufflinks feature fierce dragons encircling sky blue turquoise. An elegant example of West meeting East crafted in 14kt gold, circa 1890.