Golden Spring - I


Edwardian English Gilt Cufflinks with Engraved Clusters of Flowers (LEO Design)


Though Winter will be with us for another 18 days, blessed hours of occasional warmth have been delighting us from time to time.  These "golden days" of early spring—and the first blooming daffodils—signal the most wonderfully promising of days.  For the next few days, we'll be sharing a collection of cufflinks which celebrate the early spring: golden links, decorated with floral and botanical engraving.

Shown here, a pair of Edwardian English cufflinks, circa 1910.  Two differently-shaped faces, one an oval and one a clipped rectangle, provide two ways of wearing the links.  And one may find that the oval face is much easier to slip through a quartet of French cuff buttonholes.  Tightly-packed clusters of engraved flowers provide a graphic bed which dissolves into texture at a distance.  With some measure of gold content, these "gold-filled" cufflinks provide a rich look without the downside of softer, purer gold.  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