Classic Mother-of-Pearl - VIII

English Art Deco Snapping Cufflinks with Lustrous Iridescent Mother-of-Pearl Faces (LEO Design)

Classics are forever.  Simple, handsome and timeless—these are the qualities that make a classic enduring.  Over the next several days, we'll be sharing some of the classic, Mother-of-Pearl cufflinks now in-stock at LEO Design.  Click on the photo above to learn more about it.

Yesterday we shared a pair of American Art Deco "snapping" cufflinks—invented in the 1920's and increasingly popular through the 1930's. The Brits had their own version of such a development, shown above.  This pair boasts lustrous, iridescent Mother-of-Pearl faces in golden settings.  They are put onto the shirt (with two hands) before the shirt is put-on.  This makes it easier to manipulate the cufflinks with two free hands.  Once the links are inserted, the shirt can be put-on and the cufflink's two halves snapped together, thus closing the cuff.  Please click on the photo above to learn more about these cufflinks.


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