With the rapidly approaching holiday season thoughts turn to cufflinks ... both as gifts and for personal wear. One of my favorite color combinations during the holidays (and any other time of the year) is regal blue and antique gold. Featured in this note are three pairs of elegant gold and blue cufflinks. These cufflinks show that the prettiest ornaments are not always on the Christmas tree!
Pictured above is an elegant pair of Carrington & Co. cufflinks set with Sapphires and accented with rich blue enamel borders. The blue Sapphires and enamel accents beautifully contrast with the warm radiance of the brightly polished gold. Created around 1925, these cufflinks nicely reflect the bold, dramatic designs favored during the Art Deco era.
In a slightly earlier, more ornate style, these richly detailed Sapphire and gold cufflinks were created by Carter, Gough & Company around 1920. The brightly engraved centers and C-scroll borders glow with the warmth of antique gold, while the blue Sapphires call to mind the verse "Silent night, holy night / All is calm, all is bright." Carter, Gough was a maker of fine cufflinks and dress sets during the early decades of the last century.
Intricate gold scrolls floating in a sea of rich blue enamel give these cufflinks a sense of Edwardian elegance. While the brightly polished centers will beautifully reflect flickering candlelight or the dancing flames of a fire. The elaborate, flowing scrolls are reminiscent of the lacy designs favored during the Edwardian era. Crafted in 14kt gold, circa 1920.
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