Measurements: CUFFLINKS: 5/8" square x 1/4" - TIE CLIP: 1 1/2" x 1/8" x 5/16" - WEIGHT: Links: 13.8 grams - Tie Clip: 8.2 grams
While these cuff links and tie clip are very similar visually, they are signed differently. The cuff links are marked "AJ" Sterling, Taxco, Eagle mark #3. The tie clip is marked 925 Taxco. See photo #5 for the name on the tie clip which I had trouble deciphering.
As with all of my vintage pieces, the cuff links and tie clip were photographed unpolished.
Measurements: TOP: 5/8" square
No maker's mark.
Classic design - almost Deco in its simplicity and elegance.
The stone is Irish marble set into gold tone metal.
Undamaged; no repairs. Dating to the late 1940's - early1950's, when the swivel bar became the fitting used by most cufflink manufacturers.
"It is sometimes said that a man should never buy his own cufflinks, but that they should always be gifts meant to mark an occasion...
Measurements: octagonal front: approx. 1/2" x 3/4"
Signed in a cartouche: EFFA
The surface of the links is decorated with machined cross hatching and cloisonne style red and black enamel. A very Art Deco design.
As always with my vintage jewelry, the cuff links were photographed unpolished.
In good condition - without repairs. Enamel surfaces have some scratches, but no cracks. Polishing will remove most of the surface scratches.
Measurements: 5/8" diameter - two sided; all parts identical
I am 99% certain that the aqua material is celluloid, created to mimic the type of expensive, true enamel work which was fired over engraved silver.
The metal is copper with a silver plating on the underside and a gold wash on the tops.
All original. No cracks, chips or repairs, but the links could use a good polish to look really terrific.
Lovely graphic design.
No pulling or pushing. Just depress the "button" on the top and the links separate easily.