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Platinum and Abalone Dress Set

Tiffany platinum and abalone dress set. (J9372)

Tiffany Abalone and Platinum


Dark flashes of iridescent abalone play beautifully against the brilliance of platinum.  This elegant dress set weds minimalist design with exquisite materials and fine craftsmanship.  Just right for adding a little pizzazz to your next black tie affair!  Created by Carrington & Co. in platinum and 14kt gold, circa 1935.


Tiffany platinum and abalone dress set. (J9372)

Complementing the cufflinks are three shirt studs with a smaller version of the abalone and platinum centers.  The studs have spring loaded stems,  a design first introduced in 1898.

Tiffany platinum and abalone dress set. (J9372)

The backs of the cufflinks and shirt studs are beautifully crafted in 14kt gold and polished to a bright finish (please excuse the reflections from my camera).  Note the sturdy cross bars and strong brackets that secure the cufflinks on the cuff.  A reflection of Carrington's commitment to fine design and uncompromising craftsmanship.

Close-up of Tiffany & Co. mark. (J9730)

On the reverse of the cufflinks the mark of Tiffany & Co. is stamped.  On the other side of the brackets "14K & PLAT" is stamped for the purity of the precious metals.  The understated elegance of the design,  fine materials and style of the cross bars and brackets indicate that this dress set was created by Carrington & Company.

Tiffany platinum and abalone dress set. (J9372)

During the first half of the 20th century Carrington & Company was one of the preeminent makers of fine dress sets and cufflinks.  The firm's gold and platinum cuff jewels were retailed at Tiffany & Company and other carriage trade jewelers of the day.

Name:  Tiffany Abalone and Platinum

Cost:  $1,475

Measurements:  The cufflinks are 9/16" in diameter and weigh 7.6 grams in total.  The shirt studs are a little over 5/16" in diameter and just under 1 1/4" in length.


Here are a few more elegant dress and tuxedo sets from the past ...

Carrington moss agate and diamond dress set. (J9354)Onyx and pearl dress set. (J9339)Carter, Gough platinum and mother-of-pearl dress set. (J9203)



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