Striking accessories

Elegant vintage cufflinks with lapis lazuli in gold, around 1975


€ 890.00 *
Content 1 piece
Unit price €890.00 / piece
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Elegant vintage cufflinks with lapis lazuli in gold, around 1975
Elegant vintage cufflinks with lapis lazuli in gold, around 1975
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Gold and lapis lazuli are a classic combination that is especially popular as jewellery for men. The present pair of cufflinks is such a men's jewellery of timeless design. Made of high-carat yellow gold, the buttons each present two discs of polished lapis lazuli, the colour of which harmonizes beautifully with the gold tone of the settings. Lapis lazuli has been prized for its unique colour since time immemorial. The stone, mined in the mountains of Afghanistan since ancient times, is not only used for jewellery but at least as often ground up as a precious painting pigment. Artists such as Giotto and Michelangelo used ground lapis lazuli for their incomparable masterpieces, whose blue inspires after centuries by its fresh luminosity. Michael Baxandall, in his famous book "The Reality of Images. Painting and Experience in Renaissance Italy," described how in Renaissance Florence, artists and patrons had detailed contracts stipulate how much lapis lazuli pigment should be used for, say, the Madonna's mantle in a fresco. Because the pigment was so extraordinarily expensive, its purchase represented a large part of the expense for the work, sometimes costing more money than the artist received for his work. Two of these particular gems are worked into our pair of cufflinks. In each case, a rectangular disk of lapis is combined with an offset rectangle of textured yellow gold. The result is a striking and modern arrangement in 1970s style. Two bars lead to convenient hinged toggles that make putting on the cufflinks easy. The buttons are beautifully preserved. The high-quality pair convinces with its timeless and tasteful design, which creates a beautiful eye-catcher on the shirt. We discovered the pair here in Berlin.
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Elegant vintage cufflinks with lapis lazuli in gold, around 1975
Striking accessories
€ 890.00 *
Content 1 piece
Unit price €890.00 / piece
Incl. VAT, Shipping
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