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Vintage Gold Cufflinks with Amethysts, c. 1955


€ 890.00 *
Content 1 piece
Unit price €890.00 / piece
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Vintage Gold Cufflinks with Amethysts, c. 1955
Vintage Gold Cufflinks with Amethysts, c. 1955
Description
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Wonderful, brightly shining colored stones were one of the greatest delights of the 1950s. We find a wide variety of gemstones combined in ever new and tasteful combinations in jewelry from this period, with arrangements of gold and another color such as blue, green or violet usually preferred. Browse through our "Vintage" category and you will see how many beautiful pieces were designed in this way. The cufflinks presented here are just that: Wonderfully luminous amethysts are cut into oval cabochons and combined together. Narrow, classically understated gold bezels frame the stones, quite physically, but also visually against the fabric of the shirt. The vibrant colors of the stones also stand out on light-colored fabrics. The cufflinks are in very good condition and can be worn immediately. They found their way to us here in Berlin.
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The forerunners of today's shirts, whose sleeves could be tied with a silk ribbon, were created as early as the 16th century. Although silk cuff bands remained popular until the 19th century, from the time of Louis XIV onwards, cuffs were increasingly fastened with boutons de manchette, i.e. cufflinks, which at that time were typically pairs of colored glass buttons connected by a short chain. In the graduated 18th century, these glass buttons were replaced by elaborately painted pieces or pairs set with precious stones. At this time, cufflinks were very much a luxury item, especially in aristocratic circles. In the first half of the 20th century, cufflinks also reached the height of their popularity among the middle classes and in the last 10 years, cufflinks have experienced a noticeable upswing, as many fashion designers are once again paying more attention to accessories and, fortunately, more shirts are being sewn with cuffs again. Nowadays, cufflinks are one of the few pieces of jewellery that can adorn men. Why not make a fashion statement on your sleeves - a dignified pair of cufflinks made of luxurious material is so much more stylish than plain plastic shirt studs!
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Vintage Gold Cufflinks with Amethysts, c. 1955
Purple Rain
€ 890.00 *
Content 1 piece
Unit price €890.00 / piece
Incl. VAT, Shipping
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