More New Cufflinks – part II

Carnelian Cufflinks with Gold-Plated Settings (LEO Design)

Shown above, another pair from our collection of newly-acquired vintage cufflinks—these crafted of polished carnelian cabochons.  Carnelian is a hard, semi-precious stone found in Brazil, India, Siberia, and Germany.  Its rich, red color is due to the stone’s high Iron Oxide content.  Carnelian has been mined for some 5,000 years and can be found as an embellishment in the decorative arts dating from that period forward.

The cufflinks above—made by Krementz (Newark, NJ) in the 1940’s or 1950’s—are nicely-finished with gold-plated backings.

Please come into the shop to see them (and the rest of the new collection of cufflinks).

More cufflinks tomorrow.