Soviet Fifties Modernist Silver Cufflinks with JT Monogram (LEO Design)


Are you J. T.? (Or, perhaps, T. J.?)  This handsome pair of Soviet Era sterling silver cufflinks—dated 1 May 1956—are engraved with the letters T & J.  A crisp, elegant border frames the monogram beautifully.

Russia is much in the news these days.  Sadly, some political leaders and influencers (in Russia and America) are cheering for a reconstituted Soviet Union—and providing justification for the aggression.  It's interesting to note that these very cufflinks were crafted during a period of hardship, discord and struggle.  And, yet, their beauty managed to outlive the strife.  Perhaps there's a lesson for us here: while bad periods pass (albeit after a lot of time and pain), human craft and beauty can survive and continue to inspire long after the conflict ends.  Click on the photo above to learn more about these handsome and interesting cufflinks.


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 (

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