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Elegant Onyx Tuxedo Set

Larter onyx tuxedo set. (J9149)

Onyx Jazz

Black onyx centers play beautifully against white gold borders embellished with finely detailed Art Deco designs.  The "stop sign" shape of the tops gives this tuxedo set an arresting elegance.  Created by Larter & Sons in 14kt gold, circa 1925.

Larter onyx tuxedo set. (J9149)

Complementing the cufflinks are three shirt studs (one pictured above).  Like the cufflinks, the shirt studs are crafted in 14kt gold and play with the dramatic contrast between the black onyx and the finely detailed white gold.

Larter onyx tuxedo set. (J9149)

As the above photo of the reverse of one of the cufflinks illustrates,  the cufflinks and shirt studs are well crafted in solid 14kt yellow gold.  The maker's attention to detail can be seen in the sturdy brackets and cross bars which secure the cufflinks on the cuff, as well the cleanly finished surfaces and crisp edges..

Close-up of Larter & Sons maker's mark. (J9149)

The cross bars are stamped with the maker's mark of Larter & Sons separating "14" and "K".  The maker's mark is the profile of a spring-loaded shirt stud patented by Halsey Larter in 1898 and popularized by Larter & Sons in the early 20th century.

Larter onyx tuxedo set. (J9149)

Larter & Sons was founded in 1865 and made fine cufflinks and tuxedo sets during the late Victorian era and for much of the 20th century.  The firm had a sales office in New York City and manufactured its jewelry across the Hudson River in Newark, New Jersey.

Name:  Onyx Jazz

Cost:  $865

Measurements:  This 14kt gold tuxedo set features a pair of cufflinks and three (3) shirt studs.  The cufflinks weighs a total of  6.8 grams and the tops are just over  9/16" in diameter.  The tops of the shirts studs measure 5/16" in diameter and the stems are 7/8" long.

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