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Gilded Age Diamond Cufflinks

Carrington diamond and mother-of-pearl cufflinks. (J9463)

Belle Epoque Diamonds

Belle Epoque cufflinks with laurel wreathes finely sculpted in platinum surrounding luminous mother-of-pearl centers set with diamonds.  These elegant cufflinks sparkle with the optimism and opulence of the Gilded Age.  Created by Carrington & Company in platinum and 14kt gold, circa 1900.

Carrington diamond and mother-of-pearl cufflinks. (J9463)

The 14kt gold backs of the cufflinks were constructed with the same craftsmanship as the fronts.  The solid backs protect the mother-of-pearl centers while providing a sturdy base for the platinum laurel wreathes.  The yellow gold is smoothly polished to a bright finish - please excuse the shadowy reflections from the camera.

Close up of Carrington maker's mark on reverse of cufflinks. (J9463)

Carrington & Company was a maker of finely crafted gold and platinum cufflinks during the first half of the 20th century.  Carrington's elegant cufflinks and dress sets were retailed by Tiffany & Company and other carriage-trade jewelers of the day.  The Carrington maker's mark (a squared "C" surrounding "14")  is stamped on the backs of the cufflinks.

Name:  Belle Epoque Diamonds

Cost:  $1,275

Measurements:  These platinum and 14kt gold cufflinks are 9/16" in diameter and weigh 13.1 grams in total.  The diamonds are Old European cut and weigh approximately 1/2 carat in total.

References:  To learn more about Carrington & Company and the elegant cufflinks the firm created,  please visit Carrington Cufflinks - A Touch of Elegance.

Carrington diamond and mother-of-pearl cufflinks. (J9463)

The Gilded Age

The Gilded Age, also known as the Age of Opulence and Belle Epoque ("The Beautiful Age"), was a period of relative peace and prosperity in Europe and North America lasting from the mid 1870s to the beginning of the First World War.  Jewelry during this period reflected the opulence, prosperity and, at times, excesses of the era.  Diamonds and pearls set in finely sculpted platinum were especially favored.  The sumptuous, frosty whiteness of the jewels created a sophisticated, sparkling sense of elegance.

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