Essex crystal jewellery is truly amazing and was popular in the Victorian period of the 1800's and right through to the Art Deco period of the 1920's and 30's.
Also called "reverse intaglios", they were created by carving a detailed image into rock crystal, then hand painting it after, to create some truly amazing pieces of jewellery such as these wonderful cufflinks here.
Made in the 1880's in 9 carat rose gold, each cufflink has two pieces of Essex crystal showing a gorgeous poodle, complete with a sweet blue ribbon. The detail in all of them is just incredible, and the closer you look at each, it will be so hard not to fall in love with them. From their eyes, to their soft fluffy ears, there is so much life in all of them that there is no doubt that these were carved by a true artisan in a bygone era.
Measuring 12.7mm in diameter, these antique Essex crystal cufflinks are as amazing today as when they were made well over a century ago.
Here are a very elegant pair of antique rose gold hand engraved cufflinks made in 1913 that are in superb condition and will complete any suit with a style and elegance that will always be noticed and admired.
There is something so special about genuine antique cufflinks, from the feel to them to the colour of the gold, and these cufflinks have it all.
Made in 9ct rose gold, the colour of the rose gold has that wonderful warm tone to it that is so desired today. And then there are the four oval discs which each measure 18mm by 13.4mm with the beautiful scroll work. The incredible thing about the scroll work is that not only was it all engraved by hand instead of a machine, but the pattern is the same for all four, which means that these would have been hand engraved by a true master engraver.
Quality always wins over quantity, and being hand engraved, there is no doubt back then and more so today, that these are a fine pair of antique cufflinks.
With a wonderful feel to them matched by the engraving and condition, these antique cufflinks are the perfect accessory to finish off any suit.
Hallmarked: Birmingham 1913