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"Button" Tuxedo Set


Carrington Buttons



An elegant tuxedo set with mother-of-pearl centers designed as traditional buttons surrounded by classic reed-and-tie borders.  The creamy shimmer of the mother-of-pearl plays beautifully against the icy brilliance of the white gold borders.  Created by Carrington & Company in 14kt gold, circa 1930.

Carrington button tuxedo set. (J9471)


Complementing the cufflinks are three shirt studs (one shown).  Like the cufflinks,  the studs feature a button motif in mother-of-pearl surrounded by classic reed-and-tie borders.

Carrington button tuxedo set. (J9471)

The backs of the cufflinks are beautifully crafted in 14kt yellow gold.  Carrington & Company's attention to fine detail is seen in the polished mirror-like finish of the gold, the sturdy cross bars, and the strong brackets that secure these cufflinks on the cuff.  (Please excuse the shadowy reflections from the camera.)

Close-up of Carrington maker's mark. (J9240)

The maker's mark of Carrington & Company (a squared "C" enclosing "14") is stamped on the reverse of the cufflinks.  Carrington was one of the preeminent makers of fine cufflinks and tuxedo sets in the first half of the 20th century.  The firm's gentleman's accessories were retailed by Tiffany & Co. and other carriage-trade jewelers of the day.

Carrington button tuxedo set. (J9471)

Name:  Carrington Butttons

Cost:  $1,485

Measurements:  The 14kt gold cufflinks are just under 5/8" in diameter and weigh a total of 11.4 grams.  The shirt studs are 3/8" in diameter and just under 1" long.

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

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