Three Weeks 'til Spring

English Art Deco Enameled Sterling Silver Cufflinks with Lemon-Lime Striping (LEO Design)


Can it really be?  Spring is three short weeks away!

Spring normally arrives on the 20th or 21st of March.  However, this year, because it's a Leap Year, Spring springs one day earlier than normal: 19 March.

The first day of Spring is also the Vernal (or Spring) Equinox.  Equinox means "equal night." The Equinox is the date when the Earth's axis is aligned such that the Sun hovers right over the Equator.  On the Equinox, night and day are (nearly) the same length.  And, going forward, the days will be longer than the nights.

The cufflinks shown here, made in England in the Twenties, are decorated with sunny enameled stripes: lemon and lime.  Though they may be worn any time of the year, they are especially nice during the Spring or Summer.  Their sunny dispositions suit the optimism which Spring provides.  Click on the photo above to learn more about them.


Though our Greenwich Village store is now permanently closed, LEO Design is still alive and well!  Please visit our on-line store where we continue to sell Handsome Gifts (

We also can be found in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, at The Antique Center of Strabane (

Or call to arrange to visit our Pittsburgh showroom (by private appointment only).  917-446-4248