Gentleman Style

Vintage gold cufflinks in knot shape with sapphires, around 1990

The classic wardrobe provides only a few pieces of jewelry for the gentleman. Here, cufflinks are one of the most important opportunities to show style and taste. This makes their carefully considered choice all the more important: they should not be too extravagant, but elegant, not too flashy, but appropriate - and still have an individual and personal effect. The cufflinks presented here from around 1990 are a pair that fulfils these requirements very well. The buttons made of 14-karat yellow gold take up old motifs of the knot. The fronts each show three implied gold bands laid into a cushion-shaped, four-way intertwined knot. At their center, they each enclose a deep blue sapphire. Bars with hinged toggles make the cufflinks easy to put on. The pair is beautifully preserved and is a classy as well as classic eye-catcher on your shirt, with which you are suitably adorned for any occasion!

As early as the 16th century, the forerunners of today's shirts were created, whose sleeves could be tied together with a silk ribbon. Although silk cuff bands remained popular until the 19th century, from the time of Louis XIV sleeve endings were increasingly closed with boutons de manchette, or cufflinks, typically pairs of colored glass buttons connected by a short chain. During the 18th century, these glass buttons were replaced by elaborately painted pieces or pairs set with precious stones. At this time, cufflinks were widespread as distinct luxury items, mainly in aristocratic circles. In the first half of the 20th century, cufflinks also peaked in 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 greater attention to accessories, and thus, fortunately, more shirts with cuffs are being sewn again. Nowadays, cufflinks are one of the few pieces of jewellery that can adorn men. Why don't you make a fashion statement on your sleeves - a dignified pair of cufflinks made of noble material is so much more stylish than plain shirt buttons made of plastic!

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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.