Here is a pair of nice quality sterling silver cuff links by a prominent Los Angeles maker, Fenwick and Sailors. They are two-sided, the buttons connected by very secure bridge chains, with the larger sides shaped as concave squares bearing a distinctive impressed cubic design. The smaller anchor bars are undecorated, exhibiting a soft, aged patina. The larger sides measure 1 1/8 inches square. Total weight: 18.1 grams
A classic modernist geometric design of dramatic, impressed and oxidized lines gives these silver cuff links a nice mid-century flair. They are the work of Finnish jewelry designer Kupitaan Kulta, and bear the silver mark of 813H, as well as the maker's mark and city mark for Turku. They are dated with the mark for 1964. The square sides measure just over ½ inch square. Total weight: 11 grams
Four nicely matched, helmet-shaped pieces of amber distinguish these unusual cuff links. They are connected by silver pins and very sturdy bridge links with marks for .875 silver content, the Soviet Russian date mark for 1979, and the assay office in Riga (currently Latvia). They appear hardly worn, and the amber is in lovely condition. The larger buttons measure 1 1/8 inches by ½ inch; the smaller buttons, 7/8 inch by ¼ inch.
A nice pair of sterling silver cufflinks with an subtle Art Deco engraved floral motif. The solid connectors are joined to hinged backs. Each connector is stamped with Polish sterling marks and an unidentified maker's mark.
Origin: Poland, ca. 1986 (the pattern is likely from the 1920s). Condition: excellent; sharp detail; unpolished. Dimensions: 13/16" x 1/2". Weight: 10.6 gr.
An elegant pair of 18K yellow gold knot-style cufflinks set with blue sapphires by Boucheron. The four-lobed faces are formed by a rope-motif tied in an ornate knot. Each lobe features a bright blue round sapphire. The sapphires have eye-clean clarity and medium blue color. The faces are joined by solid connectors to toggle backs decorated in a complementary twisted rope design...
Here is a pair of classic Scandinavian cuff links, featuring a Nordic scene of mountain and sea on sterling silver. The white, pink, blue and black guilloche enamel is laid over engraved silver, creating a textured effect. The silver looks to have been gilded. The two-sided links are connected by secure bars, each with one hinged side; the bars are marked for sterling silver, with a maker's mark attributed to Nils Erik Elvik (1852-1935) of Oslo, Norway...
A vintage pair of unmarked European cufflinks that appear to be 800 silver. The face measures 1" round.A thin wire connects the face to the bar.
Elegant pair, of vintage cuff-links, composed of 14k yellow, Florentine finish and glossy gold. They measures 13/16" x 13/16", (17mm x17mm). Gold is marked 528 for 14k. Condition is very good. Weight is 5.22 grams.
An interesting pair of vintage 14K yellow and white gold cufflinks, the faces set with rectangular dark blue sapphires. The toggle connectors are hinged for comfortable wear. The cufflinks are marked by "14K" and "585".
Origin: America, ca. 1950. Condition: excellent. Dimensions: 3/4" x 3/4". Weight: 11.7 gr. Approximate Total Sapphire Weight: .50 ct.
A handsome pair of 14K yellow gold cufflinks in a classic barbell design. The larger front faces are star-set with small natural rubies. The stones have intense color that shows nicely against the gold. The connectors are marked "14K."
Origin: America, ca. 1930. Condition: excellent, all original. Dimensions: 1-3/16" long; larger faces, 1/2" diameter. Weight: 9.8 gr. Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: .25 ct.
A nice pair of 14K yellow gold and ruby cufflinks, the round faces accented with engraved lines and a stippled finish that suggests a quilted design. The intersections of the engraved lines are set with round brilliant-cut rubies. The backs are marked "14K". We have seen matching cufflinks, set with rubies or with sapphires, stamped with Tiffany's retailer mark, so it's likely they were made by one of the higher-level Newark jewelers.
Origin: America, ca. 1955. Condition: excellent...
A classic, heavy pair of 18K yellow gold cufflinks by David Webb. The front faces are rectangular with canted corners highlighted with opaque blue and white enamel. The smaller back faces are hinged and have solid blue enamel. The connectors are marked "Webb 18K".
Origin: America, ca. 1970. Condition: excellent, no enamel loss; extremely minor abrasions to the gold edge of one cufflink from normal wear. Dimensions: larger faces, 3/4" x 19/32"; smaller faces, 1/2" x 3/8". Weight: 20.1 gr.
An elegant pair of French 18K yellow gold double-faced cufflinks, each face set with four rubies in star mountings surrounding a central rose cut diamond. The gemstones add a very attractive sparkle and color without being overwhelming. The faces are connected by gold chains. Stamped with French 18K marks.
Origin: France, ca. 1900. Condition: excellent. Dimensions: 13/32" diameter. Weight: 4.1 gr. Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: diamond, .02 ct; ruby. .05 ct.
Silver tie clip with the Hopi figure of Kokopelli, a fertility deity. Made of two silver plaques; one cut through, the other engraved and oxidized. Engraved cipher mark of the native American Indian silversmith, and stamped mark Bennett Pat. Pend. C-31. Bennet was the inventor of this tie fitting mechanism. Height "1 ½ / 4 cm.
An elegant pair of Imperial Russian 14K yellow gold cufflinks, each of the round faces set with with a pair of cushion-cut blue sapphires and a pair of cabochon rubies. The stones are good quality, with intensely saturated color. Chains connect the fronts to torpedo backs. Each cufflink is stamped with the Russian marks for 14K (56 zolotniks) and for the assay-master Alexander Romanov, (St. Petersburg).
Origin: Russia, 1904-08. Condition: excellent. Dimensions: faces, 1/2" diameter...
A pair of handsome 18K yellow gold cufflinks designed in an Art Nouveau interpretation of Gothic Revival. The heavy pierced front faces are reminiscent of the ornate carved stone bosses at the interesections of the ceiling ribs in a Gothic vaulted ceiling, while the back faces are pure Art Nouveau with whiplash curves. The pairing makes for a very attractive combination. The backs of the faces and the chains are stamped with French 18K marks.
Origin: France, ca. 1890...
I'm very partial to 2-tone jewelry, because it can be worn well with both white and yellow metals -- and, besides the versatility, there's a look of pure opulence. But these remarkable cufflinks would meet anybody's definition of splendid, even without their gilded edges and reverses.
Helping us date these treasures is the fact that their maker, the HWK Company, opened in 1905 and had closed by the 1920s...
A handsome pair of Art Deco 14K yellow gold cufflinks, the faces set with oval cabochons of pale greenish-blue tourmaline. The stones' color, resembling aquamarine, is most unusual for tourmaline. The backs are marked "14K."
Origin: America, ca. 1930. Condition: excellent. Dimensions: faces, 3/4" x 5/8". Weight: 12.5 gr. Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: 6.8 cts.