Sunday, November 30, 2014

The Frosty Elegance of Art Deco Cufflinks

Frosty Art Deco diamond cufflinks, circa 1930.

Last month I celebrated the warm colors of autumn with gold and sapphire cufflinks. Since then we have had our first snow fall, the skies have turned a little greyer and the air is a little chillier. All signs that winter has come to New England. To announce the arrival of the season here is a flurry of frosty white Art Deco cufflinks.

Carter, Gough platinum snowflakes, circa 1930.

Shimmering snowflakes falling in frosty platinum skies. These cufflinks sparkle with the cool elegance and striking geometry of the late Art Deco period. Created by Carter, Gough & Co. in platinum and 14kt gold, circa 1930.

Intricately engraved diamond cufflinks, circa 1920.

Intricately engraved centers and borders of stylized flowers and abstract linear motifs help date these cufflinks to the early Art Deco period.  This style of finely engraved, richly detailed cufflink echoes the cufflinks of the earlier Edwardian period. Crafted in 14kt white gold, circa 1920.

Hookaylo elegant wintry cufflinks, circa 1925.

These glimmering Art Deco cufflinks bring to mind the wintry elegance of frosty window panes glittering in the early morning sun. Created in 14kt gold by Jacob Hookaylo, a gifted jewelry designer and goldsmith based in Newark, New Jersey during the Art Deco period.

A flurry of snowflakes and sapphires, circa 1925.

Another pair of Jacob Hookaylo cufflinks. Here a flurry of snowflakes swirls around bright blue sapphires surrounded by jazzy Art Deco borders of alternating involute scrolls and linear motifs. Crafted in 14kt gold, circa 1925.

Pinstripes and confetti, circa 1925.

Elegant pinstripes and radiating waves in the corners give these cufflinks a festive, energetic feel. A small, repeated geometric pattern floats above the pinstripes like glittering confetti floating down from a ballroom ceiling on New Year's Eve. Crafted in 14kt white and yellow gold, circa 1925.

Mesmerizing diamond cufflinks, circa 1925.

Mesmerizing cufflinks with richly engraved centers and intricate geometric borders. Small diamonds are set in box settings with millegrain edges. A miniature masterpiece of Art Deco design created by L. Fritschze & Co. in 14kt gold, circa 1925.

I hope the above cufflinks bring everyone a little cheer
and that you enjoy the best of the holidays
and the coming new year.

These and other fine cufflinks can be found
in the Antique Cufflink Gallery.

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