The Anemone Cufflinks take their name from both the anemone plant and the sea anemone, considered to be the most colourful ‘flower’ of the ocean. The large lake in our imagined garden would be carpeted with a bed of sea anemones at its bottom, creating a magical paradise for tench, pike and carp to enjoy throughout the year.
Hand-crafted in England, the Anemone Cufflinks are the ultimate versatile accessory for gentlemen, worn as easily by day as by night. Their verdant verdigris colouring gives them an emerald-toned look without appearing to brash or loud. An onyx cabochon at the centre completes the design, attaching a touch of elegance and tradition to these statement cufflinks.
The invention of the cufflink started around the 13th Century. First examples were made of ribbons, ties and strings, but as men’s shirts and fashions changed, so did their cuffs and by the 17th Century cufflinks began to look pretty similar to what we know them to be today. The invention of the stitched buttonhole was probably the most instrumental development for cufflink design, giving rise to the popularity of the chain-link cufflink. Known as boutons de manchettes or ‘sleeve buttons’ , these early cufflinks were typically button-shaped in form and commissioned by the upper classes in both silver and gold, as well as adorned with semi-precious gemstones or engraved designs. King Charles II popularised cufflinks by regularly wearing them in public, helping to influence the fashion for these new, crafted accessories.
Today, cufflinks continue to be a popular accoutrement to any gentleman’s wardrobe. We’re particularly fond of designing them – we feel men’s jewellery should not be overlooked! To find out more about our bespoke cufflink service please email [email protected].
- ANEMONE CUFFLINKS
- 18ct yellow gold vermeil
- Sterling silver
- Verdigris brass
- Edition of 5