The shirt front as well as collar and cuffs covering areas of the most wear were made sturdier. This was practical but when clean and starched, collars and cuffs underscored the formal character of the clothing. However, they could be too stiff to secure the cuffs with a simple button.As a consequence, from the mid 19th century onward men in the middle and upper classes wore cufflinks. The industrial revolution meant that these could be mass-produced, making them available in every price category.
Early cufflinks of the 17th and 18th centuries were often made of silver and rock crystal. Most Victorian cufflinks being of plain gold or silver with engraved initials, monogram or family crest.However during the Belle Epoque period more flamboyant designs came into fashion especially fine enamel work by Fabergé. Which was popularised by the Prince of Wales, later Edward VII.
During this time cufflinks became fashion accessories and one of the few acceptable items of jewellery for men in Britain and the U. This development continued into the early 1900s, with more cufflinks worn than ever before. These were available in every type of form, colour and material, incorporating both gemstones and less precious stones and glass in cheaper copies.
Art Deco cufflinks in every conceivable geometric pattern were especially popular in the 1920s and 1930s. Post war cufflinks have tended to favour the solid T-bar rather than the symmetrical ends of previous ages, with some fine abstract mid century modern designs being produced in the 1950s and 1960s especially by Swank in the USA and Stratton in the UK. Cufflinks remain popular and are very collectable with examples ranging from high end examples by first division jewellers like Cartier, Mappin & Webb and Georg Jensen to more mundane but creative designs and interesting advertising cufflinks.Jonas, Susan and Nissenson, Marilyn: Cufflinks, New York 1991. Pizzin, Bertrand: Cufflinks, New York 2002. The item "Superb Pair of Vintage Gold on Silver Enamel Cufflinks by Theo Fennell" is in sale since Sunday, September 27, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Men's Jewellery\Cufflinks".
The seller is "cufflink-boy" and is located in Maidenhead. This item can be shipped worldwide.