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Dragon and Turquoise Cufflinks

Late Victorian dragon and turquoise cufflinks. (J9347)

Guardian Serpents!

Menacing dragons or serpents vigilantly guard rich blue turquoise.  Beautifully sculpted in gold,  the richly detailed dragons appear fiercely animated.  They are ideally suited to be "personal gargoyles" watching vigilantly from a wearer's cuff.

The jewelers of the late 1800s found inspiration in the cultures of ancient civilizations and distant lands.  Among the possible sources that may have inspired these striking cufflinks are the arts and architecture of Asia, Norse mythology and the cosmology of the ancient Mayans.  Or, they may have been purely the product of the artist jeweler's imagination.  Crafted in 14kt gold, circa 1890.

Late Victorian dragon and turquoise cufflinks. (J9347)

The solid gold backs of the cufflinks are as well crafted as the fronts.  Please note the sturdy cross bars and ribbed brackets which secure these cufflinks on the cuff.  Beneath the brackets "14K" is stamped for the purity of the gold.

Late Victorian dragon and turquoise cufflinks. (J9347)

Name:  Guardian Serpents

Cost:  $1,375

Measurements:  These 14kt gold cufflinks are 3/4" by 1/2" and weigh 11.3 grams in total.  The turquoise cabochons in the centers are approximately 5/16" long by 3/16" wide.

Late Victorian dragon and turquoise cufflinks. (J9347)

These cufflinks are amazingly photogenic both in front of the camera and in person.  As a result,  I couldn't resist taking one more photograph!  Just to avoid any confusion ... the set consists of two cufflinks, not three.     - Arthur

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