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.
Cufflinks always finish a suit perfectly, and here are a very elegant pair of cufflinks that were made in 1929 and look as stylish today as when they were made.
Made in 9 carat rose gold, each cufflink measures 1.9cm by 1.1cm and with their stylish textured design to them, this is made all the more elegant by their oval shape.
Fitting perfectly through French cuffs and very secure, these cufflinks will never go out of fashion or style.
Hallmarked: Birmingham 1929
Art Nouveau jewellery is easily characterised by often incorporating sensual feminine designs and forms, and this can so easily be seen here is in this lovely pair of antique cufflinks from the Art Nouveau era.
Made in 18 carat yellow gold in the late 1800's, the gorgeous design on the front of each is so beautiful to admire and will look spectacular on the end of a shirt with French cuffs.
The oval section measures 19.6mm by 14mm and each is set with a European cut diamond that total 0.06 carats and add an elegant sparkle to an already very beautiful pair of cufflinks.
With kidney shaped fittings that are very easy to put on, these are a very elegant and refined pair of cufflinks that will finish any suit perfectly.
The Australian company S Shlank and Co was formed by Silas Schlank in the 19th century, and here is a lovely pair of 15ct antique agate cufflinks by S Schlank and co in the early 1900's.
With a beautiful rose gold emanating from the 15ct gold, this is complimented by the banded agate with its beautiful earthy tones. And not only is the front set with the agate, but the end pieces as well adding to charm and character.
With the front rectangle section measuring 18.7mm by 12.8mm and the other piece measuring 22mm by 8.6mm, these are a very unique and stylish pair of early Australian antique cufflinks.
Maker: S Schlank & Co
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