In recent weeks, we've been lucky enough to enlarge our selection of cufflinks by the legendary Belais brothers. Replenishing this stock has become terribly hard to do, now that so many more people have discovered the beauty and quality of Belais white gold. Some sellers even on eBay are pricing these in the $300 range now, whereas we like to offer them at much more reasonable cost.
Having gotten a nice deal on this pair of beauties from a Wisconsin estate, we can pass savings along to you -- as well as an unusual and charming design. The intricately engraved pattern on each of the four faces suggests a pinwheel made of feathers or perhaps a burst of fireworks, within two rings of zig-zags of the sort that represent lightning in the symbology of the Arts & Crafts movement. Motifs of this sort tend to figure in Belais links that pre-date World War I, after which patterns became more classically geometric in line with the Art Deco sensibility. In my opinion, however, these are a little later (transitional rather than Edwardian), since the fasteners have a streamlined look and the stamping isn't quirky; "Belais 14K White Gold Front" appears on each reverse. Size is 3/4" round and condition, as you see, is excellent.
There's no charge for insured US shipping, with an equivalent discount for international delivery, and we're always happy to gift-wrap free on request. Please e-mail to confirm availability, order or request more photos.Thanks for looking!