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Cufflinks

Precious antique gold cufflinks on sale in Abano Terme

Among all jewels cufflinks are the only ones that are still considered uniquely male accessories. The gesture of putting on these elegant and original jewels is an act of great sophistication. Cufflinks have always been considered a precious present that a father can give to his son on the occasion of important events - such as a marriage - and in this way they are often passed on from generation to generation.

Epochs
  • 1900
  • 1950
  • 1960
  • 1970
  • 1980
Material
  • 18 karat gold
  • 9 karat gold
Manufactory
  • Tiffany & Co.

Cufflinks have always been symbols of distinction and power, of affiliation to nobility or to bourgeoisie. During the Renaissance they were sought after because they were made of precious and original materials, and later they started to be decorated with symbols of family and distinctive details.

After the industrial revolution, which enabled a greater circulation of cheaper materials, cufflinks stopped being precious and distinctive accessories for few, becoming affordable for the great majority. During the 80s these jewels made a comeback and started to be worn not only on the occasion of elegant and special events, but also with casual clothes.

At Passione Antiqua you can find vintage and antique cufflinks that carry family histories and stories that have passed down through the generations, stories that we do not know, but that we can imagine by touching a pair of cufflinks fashioned in gold or mother-of-pearl, and by observing their symbolic decorations.