Gold in Gold

Exqusite Vintage Citrine & Gold Cufflinks, Circa 1975

These days, cufflinks are one of the few pieces of jewellery for men. With the noble buttons you can also set a fashion statement on your sleeves. And honestly - how much more stylish is a dignified pair of cufflinks made of noble material than dull shirt buttons made of plastic? The pair of cufflinks here is a confident as well as stylish eye-catcher on the shirt. The pair was created in the 1970s and shows the zeitgeist of this decade with its preference for strong, warm tones in both form and colour choice. The fronts of the pair, in the shape of a square, are made of high-carat gold and each features nine citrines of a golden yellow colour. The gemstones are shaped in a square step cut and meet at their edges. This creates a glittering yellow surface in slightly varying nuances. The gemstones have a wonderful play of colour that matches the rich gold tone perfectly. The practical tilt toggles show a decorative longitudinal grooves and are practical to use. The pair is in excellent condition and found its way to us here in Berlin.

The citrine is a variety of quartz. Its name comes from the French word for lemon, "citron", derived from the yellow colour of the stone. However, the colour is not always lemon yellow: it can range from pale gold to a rich golden brown sherry tone. On the colour range and localities of citrine, Helen Bridgman wrote in 1915: "The cairngorm, also called smoky quartz, is found in Scotland, the pale yellow in Saxony, and the sherry quartz in Spain. Citrine also occurs abundantly in Brazil".

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We want you to be 100% satisfied! That’s why we examine, describe and photograph all our jewellery with the utmost care.

If for any reason you are still not satisfied, contact us and we will find a mutual solution immediately. Regardless, you can return any item within 30 days and we will refund you the full purchase price.