Gilded Age Diamond Cufflinks
Belle Époque Elegance
|Mother-of-pearl centers set with sparkling
diamonds and surrounded by elegant laurel wreathes finely
sculpted in platinum. These Gilded Age cufflinks shimmer
like freshly fallen snow laced with small ice crystals.
Created by Carrington & Company in 14kt gold and platinum,
The backs of the cufflinks were constructed in 14kt gold with the same craftsmanship and care as the fronts. The yellow gold is smoothly polished to a bright finish - please excuse the shadowy reflections from the camera. The maker's mark of Carrington & Company (an angular "C" enclosing "14") is stamped just below the brackets.
Carrington & Company was a maker of fine gold and platinum cufflinks during the first half of the 20th century. The firm's elegant cufflinks and dress sets were retailed by Tiffany & Company and other carriage-trade jewelers of the day.
Name: Belle Époque Elegance
The Gilded Age
The Gilded Age, also known as the Age of Opulence and La Belle Époque ("The Beautiful Age"), was an era of relative peace and prosperity lasting from the mid 1870s to the beginning of the First World War. Jewelry during this period reflected the opulence and optimism of the times. Diamonds and pearls set in finely sculpted platinum were especially favored - the sumptuous, frostiness of the jewels creating a sophisticated, sparkling aura of elegance.
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