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

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, circa 1900.

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

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.

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

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

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 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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