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Onyx and Diamond Dress Set

Carrington onyx and diamond tuxedo set. (J9443)

Carrington Onyx and Diamond




The alluring interplay of black onyx, sparkling diamonds and the brilliance of platinum give this tuxedo set an inescapable Art Deco elegance.  The platinum borders are engraved with alternating rose and geometric  motifs in the best Art Deco taste, while the edges of the diamond settings are finely mille grained for a final touch of elegance.  Created by Carrington & Co. in platinum and 14kt gold,  circa 1925.


Carrington onyx and diamond tuxedo set. (J9443)


This elegant tuxedo set consists of a pair of cufflinks and three matching shirt studs.  The shirt studs,  like the cufflinks,  feature onyx centers set with small diamonds and platinum borders.

Carrington onyx and diamond tuxedo set. (J9443)

The backs of the cufflinks and shirt studs are finely crafted in 14kt yellow gold polished to a bright finish.  The Carrington attention to detail can be seen in the sturdy cross bars and contoured brackets that secure the cufflinks on the cuff.  Carrington & Company had a reputation for fine craftsmanship and quality materials that was commensurate with the elegance of firm's designs.  (Please excuse the reflections of the camera in the above photograph.)

The backs of the cufflinks are stamped with the Carrington maker's mark (a squared "C" enclosing "14"), as well as "14K & PLAT." for the purity of the precious metals.  

Carrington onyx and diamond tuxedo set. (J9443)

The cross bars of the cufflinks are also stamped with the retailer's mark "TIFFANY & Co."  indicating that the tuxedo set was originally purchased at the venerated jeweler.  Carrington & Company was founded in the late 1890s and for the next 50 years created fine dress and tuxedo sets for Tiffany & Co. and many other carriage-trade jewelers of the day.


Carrington onyx and diamond tuxedo set. (J9443)

Name:  Carrington Onyx and Diamond

Cost:  $1,675

Measurements:  The tops of the cufflinks are 9/16" in diameter and the cufflinks weigh a total of  9.8 grams.  The shirt studs are 5/16" in diameter and 1 3/16" long.

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

Larter onyx dress set. (J9149)Carter, Gough platinum and mother-of-pearl dress set. (J9203)Tiffany platinum and abalone dress set. (J9372)



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