Here's an elegant pair of antique cufflinks perfect for gentlemen who prefer simpler jewelry. Their oval, slightly matte-finished faces, which measure 11/16" by 7/16", are adorned only by a refined cutwork edge showing clear Arts and Crafts influence.
We know these links are especially early, because of their "bean" backs typical of the late 19th century.
The metal appears to be either low-karat gold or high-quality rolled gold, since I can't see any surface losses that would indicate plating. In either case, they'd test at around 9k and I can't bring myself to damage them with a file and test acids. The only areas of discoloration are solder marks where the shanks join the backs of the faces. Overall condition is so fine that it's clear these have been worn very seldom. Thus, they'd make a fabulous gift -- and they offer plenty of space for adding monograms.
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