Hemisphere Cufflinks in Pearl

18ct yellow gold, diamond and pearl chain-link cufflinks

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Designer's Notes +

Our set of Hemisphere Cufflinks look as smart by day as by night and pair just as seamlessly with a relaxed weekend wear or tailored, office suit as formal black-tie attire. This particular pair in soft, white pearl is a real classic, and has fast become one of our most favourite cufflink designs. The diamond capped mother-of-pearl beads here add just enough sparkle without making these cufflinks too showy or flash.

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].

  • 18ct yellow gold vermeil
  • Sterling silver
  • Freshwater pearl
  • White diamonds
  • Hallmarked
  • Available bespoke in platinum or solid gold

Length: 40mm
Width: 21mm
Bead: 10mm
Diamonds: 1.5mm


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