Rock Pool Cufflinks
In the north west corner of our imagined garden lives a watery grotto. Its cave-like walls are decorated with broken seashells and white coral, and in the cool, dark waters of the rock pool below, miniature turtles can be seen swimming at midnight. These striking Rock Pool turtle Cufflinks draw their inspiration in both form and colour from this make-believe, damp and shadowy world with the use of green, mossy verdigris and black onyx.
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 t[email protected].
- ROCK POOL CUFFLINKS
- Sterling silver
- 18ct yellow gold vermeil
- Verdigris brass
- Edition of 7
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Gemstone: 3mm onyx cabochon