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Sapphire and Diamond Cufflinks

Keller sapphire and diamond cufflinks. (J9230)

Sapphires and Diamonds II

Bright sapphires and diamonds in star settings reminiscent of a mariner's compass.  Rose garlands bloom between the compass points and a surrounding geometric meander completes the design.  These elegant cufflinks are suited for a mariner or anyone setting off on an adventure.  Crafted in 14kt gold, circa 1925.

Compass rose sapphire and diamond cufflinks. (J9230)

The backs of the cufflinks are crafted in 14kt white gold polished to a mirror-like finish.   Sturdy cut-out cross bars (crafted in 14kt yellow gold) and capped brackets secure these cufflinks on the cuff.  (Please excuse the shadowy reflections of the camera in the image.)

Close-up of Charles Keller maker's mark (J9070)

The cross bars are stamped with the maker's mark of Charles Keller & Company (an elongated "C" surrounding "14" followed by "K").  Charles Keller was a maker of fine cufflinks from about 1885 to the early Art Deco period.  The backs of the cufflinks are also marked "14K WHITE". 

Keller sapphire and diamond cufflinks. (J9230)

The tops of these cufflinks are crafted in white gold.  The finely detailed engraving and patina of the tops give them a soft lemony yellow glow.
Name:  Sapphires and Diamonds II

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

Measurements:  These 14kt gold cufflinks weigh a total of 6.8 grams and measure  9/16" in diameter.

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 determined whether the diamonds or the sapphires were displayed on the outer cuffs.

Here are a few more elegant cufflinks from the past ...

Art Deco Scottish terrier cufflinks. (J9411) Late Victorian dragon and turquoise cufflinks. (J9347) Harvey Avedon malachite and onyx cufflinks. (CL9531)

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