An extraordinary pair of French Art Nouveau 18K yellow gold enameled cufflinks, the faces featuring flowers bearing a secret message. In Victorian symbology, the daisy represented "innocence" or "purity", whereas the red poppy meant "pleasure". Taken together, the choice of flowers in these cufflinks was certainly intended to convey an erotic sentiment. The faces are beautifully hand-pierced and highlighted with translucent enamels in delicate shades of green, rosy red and whitish-yellow...
A very fine pair of Edwardian 14K yellow gold and platinum cufflinks, the double faces set with mother-of-pearl plaques centered with cabochon emeralds. The faces faces are bordered with platinum rims engraved in a reeded design. The emeralds are very nice quality, with vivid pure green color and good clarity that contrasts nicely with the iridescence of the mother-of-pearl. The use of emeralds in cufflinks is relatively uncommon...
A very nice pair of 14K yellow gold bean-back cufflinks by L. E. Garrigus & Co. The oval faces center buff-cut amethysts surrounded by gold borders ornately engraved in a foliate pattern. The smooth upper domes of the amethysts contrast nicely with the faceted pavilions that add a little shimmer. The connectors are stamped with Garrigus' 14K hallmark.
Origin: America, ca. 1890. Condition: excellent. Dimensions: 11/16 x 9/16 inch. Weight: 6.8 grams...
An attractive pair of Art Deco enameled sterling silver cufflinks in a very desirable colorway of white and lavender. The translucent enamels are highlighted underneath with guilloche engraving. The connectors are marked "Sterling" and also have an unknown American maker's mark.
Origin: America, ca. 1925. Condition: excellent, no enamel damage. Dimensions: 1/2 x 1/2 inch. Weight: 6.4 grams.
HADAWAY American Modernist Sterling Silver Cufflinks with toggle backs. Strong design element with a substantial feel (17.7 grams).
Billy Hadaway was a Baltimore jeweler. He set up his studio in the 1950's. It was said in his obituary that he was an engaging character. He liked to tell on himself -- that Tiffany & Co. tried to recruit him as a jewelry designer and he turned it down. A friend said "He was anything but a nine-to-fiver...
A wonderful and unusual pair of Edwardian period guilloche enamel two sided cufflinks, c. 1910. The colors are a soft greyish purple and lavender. There is a maker's mark and it is marked sterling. Condition is excellent. Dimensions: Length 3/4", Width: 9/16", Weight: 8.4 grams.
A very rare pair of 14K yellow gold cufflinks, the faces designed as fearsome lion-like gargoyles. Each snarling mouth grasps an old mine cut diamond, and the eyes are set with small emerald cabochons. The fur is pierced and detailed in a way that suggests the stone fretwork of Gothic cathedrals. The faces are joined by arch connectors to bean backs. The connectors are stamped with the mark for Schira Bros. of Cincinnati, Ohio. Tested and guaranteed 14K.
Origin: America, ca. 1890...
A very handsome pair of 14K yellow gold barbell cufflinks, the cube-shaped ends enhanced with waffle-cut engraving. The linear design has a very sophisticated modernist feel and these cufflinks can be worn with anything. Marked 14K.
Origin: America, ca. 1990. Condition: excellent. Dimensions: larger faces, 3/8 x 3/8 x 3/8 inch. Weight: 9.0 grams.
A beautiful pair of Art Deco 14K yellow gold and natural green chalcedony cufflinks by Krementz. The cut-cornered rectangular faces are set with plaques of vivid green chalcedony surrounded by borders decorated in an angular raised diamond pattern. Cufflinks set with green gemstones are difficult to find, and this is a particularly attractive pair. The connectors are stamped 14K and have the Krementz hallmark.
Origin: America, ca. 1920. Condition: excellent. Dimensions: 5/8 x 1/2 inch...
A set of three classic 14K yellow gold and mother of pearl shirt studs by Larter. The mother of pearl has particularly nice iridescent coloring. The simple design allows them to be worn with a variety of cufflinks, as well. Each stud is marked 14K and has the Larter hallmark.
Origin: America, ca. 1910. Condition: excellent. Dimensions: 1/2" diameter. Weight: 5.7 grams.
A handsome pair of Arts and Crafts (Aesthetic) period cufflinks in 14K yellow gold. The oval faces have irregularly pierced faces set with buff-cut amethysts...
A pair of 14K gold oval cabochon garnet cufflinks, circa 1910. The garnets are very fine in quality and ave a rich burgundy red color. Condition is excellent. The tops measure 1/2" x 5/8".
A fine and unusual pair of Retro Period 14K rose gold, ruby and pearl cufflinks, circa 1940-1950. The cufflinks are tiered with channel set rubies in a ring centering a single pearl. The ring is over a flat disk. The back bar is joined with a chain connector. Dimensions: Diameter 3/4". Weight 7.9 grams. The pearl is 4 mm. Condition is excellent.
Measurements: 15.6 grams of 14kt gold - 5/8" x 5/8" x 3/16"
Elegant, unisex, luxury design dating to the 1940's -1950's.
Very fine condition with only minor surface abrasions consistent with age and wear - easily polished out by a jeweler familiar with vintage jewelry.
A wonderful pair of sterling silver Edwardian period two sided guilloche enamel cufflinks, c. 1910. The cufflinks have a bright blue color with an engraved border surrounding it. Dimensions: Width: 9/16",: Weight, 9.4 grams. Condition is excellent. They are marked sterling.
A rare pair of sterling silver bean-back cufflinks, the faces with very detailed images of a Native American in profile. The Indian's long hair is woven with feathers and the edges of the cufflinks are decorated with stalks of corn. These latter details are very much in the Art Nouveau taste. The backs of the cufflinks are marked "Sterling." Both Unger and Kerr made an Indian design with a full-face image. These cufflinks are of equal quality, but we do not know the maker.
VICTORIAN 14K GOLD, STERLING SILVER & DIAMOND OWL STICKPIN. C. 1890. Not marked but tested. Measures 3 inches in length. The Owl's head measures 5/8" by 5/8". The pin stem is 14K gold and is topped by a sterling silver OWL'S head. The Owl's eyes are set with Old Mine Cut diamonds weighing .10 ct total weight. All original. Weighs 5.50 grams. In excellent condition.
A fine pair of Victorian 18K gold cufflinks, circa 1890. The fronts are in the form of a lion's head surmounted with two rearing snake heads. The lion has a mine cut diamond in its mouth. The back bar is in the form of two dog's. Condition is excellent. Dimensions: Height of head 1/2", Width 1/2". Length of connector 1".