Tiger Eye and Gold Cufflinks
Tiger Eye II
| Striking spool cufflinks with beautiful Tiger
Eyes set in yellow gold. The domed Tiger Eye gemstones are
brown accented with rich honey yellow "eyes." Created by
Sansbury & Nellis, circa 1920.
The early 1900s was a period of creativity and innovation in the cufflink trade. Cufflink makers vied to outdo each other and create a cufflink that were both easy to put on and secure once attached on the cuff. This pair of Sansbury & Nellis cufflinks is an example of the "spool" design that was popular in the 1920s.
Sansbury & Nellis was a maker of fine cufflinks set with beautiful gemstones during the early decades of the last century. The firms's maker's mark ("S-N") is visible on the inside of the cufflinks along with "14-K" for the purity of the gold.
Name: Tiger Eye II
A Brief History of Spool Cufflinks
The decades around 1900 were a period of fervent innovation among makers of fine cufflinks. Cufflink makers strove to create aesthetically pleasing cufflinks that could be easily placed on the cuff and would remain safely attached when being worn. The "spool" was an elegant design that briefly gained popularity during the early 20th century. With its identical, usually gem-set ends connected by a rigid straight or curved post the design offered a nice balance of elegance, ease and security.
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