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Tree Agate Cufflinks

Antique dendritic agate cufflinks. (J9393)

Tree Agates

Striking dendritic agates (also known as "tree agates") set in yellow gold cufflinks.  The intriguing agates "bloom" with dark inclusions that resemble towering trees and exotic plants in some primordial landscape. These finely crafted cufflinks were created by George O. Street & Sons in 14kt gold,  circa 1910.

Antique dendritic agate cufflinks. (J9393)

A Little Natural History - Dendritic agate is a translucent variety of chalcedony quartz with branching, tree-like inclusions of iron and other metallic oxides .  This mesmerizing gem was a favored accent in fine cufflinks and other gentlemen's accessories during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Antique dendritic agate cufflinks. (J9393)

As expected with George O. Street & Sons, the backs of the cufflinks are finely crafted.  Note the sturdy strap brackets and elongated oval links that help secure the cufflinks on the cuff.

George O. Street created fine cufflinks and other jewels from 1837 through the first half of the 20th century.  The firm was known for its fine gold work, elegant design and use of exceptional materials.

Close-up George Street maker's mark. (J9393)

The maker's mark of George O. Street & Sons (an "S" in an oval) 
is stamped at the base of the brackets. 

Name:  Tree Agates

Cost:  Although these elegant cufflinks have sold,  you will find many more fine cufflinks in the Antique Cufflink Gallery.

Measurements:  These 14kt gold and dendritic agate cufflinks are  5/8" by 1/2".  They weigh a total of  9.0 grams.

Reference:  To learn more about George O. Street and the cufflinks the firm created, please visit the article The Cufflinks of George O. Street.

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