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Victorian engraved gold cufflinks, Great Britain circa 1900

These cufflinks, dating from around 1900, feature motifs familiar to us from the designs of William Morris and the Arts and Crafts movement: Engraved by hand, we see plant forms intertwined with foliage. The incident light plays on the warmly shining surfaces, delighting with ever-changing reflections. The pair consists of two identical oval shapes held together by chains. The two sides are designed in the same way, which creates a harmonious overall picture. The nature and plant motifs are not surprising on an English pair of cufflinks, as no other nation has excelled in horticulture as much as the English in recent centuries. Especially at the turn of the 20th century, a well-tended garden with plants that were as exotic as possible was part of the figurehead of every English country house. These handcrafted cufflinks combine this claim with the fine wardrobe for which the British are famous to this day and take us back to a time when the conversation about flora and fauna was influenced by the findings of a Charles Darwin. They are made of 10-carat gold, can be worn immediately and are still a beautiful eye-catcher on the shirt.

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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.