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Carrington Night and Day Cufflinks

Carrington sapphire and diamond cufflinks. (J9343)

Carrington Sapphires and Diamonds

Elegant sapphire and diamond cufflinks in the classic "night and day" style of the late 19th century.  One side is set with a rich blue sapphire and the other with a sparkling diamond.  The platinum tops are engraved with fine pinstripes surrounded by classic Art Deco borders.  Created by Carrington & Company in 14kt gold and platinum, circa 1925.

Carrington sapphire and diamond cufflinks. (J9343)

The backs of the cufflinks are finely crafted in 14kt gold.  Carrington & Company's attention to small details can be seen in the strong cross bars and study raised brackets that secure the cufflinks on the cuff as well as protect the gemstones.  Beneath the brackets the backs are stamped "GOLD & PLAT" for the precious metals.

Close-up of Carrington maker's mark. (J9034)

The tops of the cross bars are stamped with the maker's mark of Carrington & Company,  a "C" surrounding "14".  Carrington was a maker of fine cufflinks and dress sets from 1900 to about 1950.  Based in New Jersey, the firm created elegant platinum and gold cufflinks for many of the finest jewelers of the day.

Carrington sapphire and diamond cufflinks. (J9343)
Name:  Carrington Sapphires and Diamonds

Cost:  $1,225

Measurements:  These platinum and 14kt gold cufflinks are just over 5/8" by 1/2" and weigh a total of 10.1 grams.

References:  To learn more about the fine cufflinks created by Carrington & Company,  please visit Carrington Cufflinks - A Touch of Elegance.  For more on the origin of sapphire and diamond cufflinks,  please see below.

Night and Day Cufflinks

Sapphire and diamond cufflinks, sometimes known as "night and day" cufflinks,   were a reflection of the late Victorian belief that diamonds should only be worn after dark.  In theory, a gentleman would wear these cufflinks with the sapphires facing outward during the day and in the evening reverse the cufflinks to display the diamonds.  In practice, personal taste and circumstance most likely decided whether the diamonds or the sapphires were displayed on the outer cuffs.

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