Mother Of Pearl Vintage Cufflink Earrings
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Pretty mother of pearl and gilt vintage cufflinks converted to create a gorgeous pair of one of a kind earrings. The earrings are on gold fill hooks.
Before the introduction of the cufflink, shirt cuffs were fastened with ribbon or string, but in the last few years of Louis XIV’s rule, the fashionable men of Europe began to use pairs of buttons joined by a small chain to fasten their sleeves. These buttons were often painted with miniatures of either loved ones or notable figures. In the 1840s, cufflinks took a form that we would recognise today – gold, silver, or pearl buttons held together by a brass chain. Women also wore cufflinks as very few shirts were made with buttons attached. In the 1920s the advent of the sport shirt was developed and the return of the unstarched cuff meant that cufflinks were no longer necessary. Despite this, cufflinks remained popular with men, with manufacturers producing cufflinks for men of all social classes during the years of the Great Depression and World War II.
The cufflink face measures 1cm in diameter and the total length of the earrings is 4cm.
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This unique piece of jewellery may have signs of wear due to its history. It is beautifully imperfect and should be treated with love and care.