Scottish Moss Agate

Victorian Scottish Moss Agate Cufflinks (LEO Design)

The Scots are understandably proud of their native stones and use them liberally in their jewelry, crafts and other decorative objets.  The pair of cufflinks, pictured above, are part of our newest delivery of handsome, vintage cufflinks.

Made in Edwardian Scotland (c. 1905), these cufflinks proudly showcase the simple yet handsome stone—with its ancient and impressionistic “moss” formation.  In truth, there is no organic matter to be found in moss agate; rather various chemicals and minerals—embedded into the stone as it was blasted from an ancient volcano—produce the differing colorations, striations and effects one sees in the stone so many millenia later.

Please come into the shop to see our full offering of vintage cufflinks or click on the photo above to learn more about this particular pair.

More cufflinks tomorrow.