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Cufflinks

The development of cufflinks was inevitably linked with the evolution of mens' shirts. It wasn’t until the 1500’s that the precursor for the shirt sleeve cuffs we are now familiar with made an appearance, as tiny ruffles began to appear on wristbands; as these developed, gent’s would use narrow ribbons or string to ensure their sleeves were closed. It wasn’t until the early 18th Century, however, that very fashion forward gent’s began to use pairs of buttons linked by a chain to secure their sleeves.

The 19th Century saw the emergence of modern shirt sleeve cuffs which were incredibly stiff due to the use of starch, and this rendered using a simple button to fasten the sleeve ineffective. As a result of this difficulty, manufacturers developed the use of a metal chain and the cufflink was born. By the mid 19th Century almost everyone in the middle and upper classes wore cufflinks; both a testament to their functionality and a Victorian taste for decoration.

Cufflinks - auction results

There have been 65 Cufflinks sold in previous auctions
  • BOXED SET OF THREE 18CT GOLD STUDS at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    BOXED SET OF THREE 18CT GOLD STUDS Sale Date: 12 October 2017
    Result: £40
  • 9CT GOLD AND PLATINUM CUFFLINK AND STUD SET, WITH ONYX AND SEED PEARL at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    9CT GOLD AND PLATINUM CUFFLINK AND STUD SET, WITH ONYX AND SEED PEARL Sale Date: 12 October 2017
    Result: £140
  • PAIR OF GENTLEMAN'S 18CT GOLD CUFFLINKS at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    PAIR OF GENTLEMAN'S 18CT GOLD CUFFLINKS Sale Date: 14 September 2017
    Result: £320
  • PAIR OF STERLING SILVER CUFFLINKS at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    PAIR OF STERLING SILVER CUFFLINKS Sale Date: 14 September 2017
    Result: £20
  • ROSE GOLD PLATED CUFFLINKS at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    ROSE GOLD PLATED CUFFLINKS Sale Date: 14 September 2017
    Result: £20
  • 9CT GOLD AND PEARL GENTS STUDS at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    9CT GOLD AND PEARL GENTS STUDS Sale Date: 14 September 2017
    Result: £260
  • STERLING SILVER CUFFLINKS SET at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    STERLING SILVER CUFFLINKS SET Sale Date: 14 September 2017
    Result: £50
  • CUFFLINKS SET at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    CUFFLINKS SET Sale Date: 14 September 2017
    Result: £50
  • STERLING SILVER AND ENAMEL CUFFLINKS at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    STERLING SILVER AND ENAMEL CUFFLINKS Sale Date: 14 September 2017
    Result: £30
  • 9CT GOLD ENGRAVED CUFFLINKS WITH BOX at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    9CT GOLD ENGRAVED CUFFLINKS WITH BOX Sale Date: 14 September 2017
    Result: £70
  • 9CT ROSE GOLD ENGRAVED CUFFLINKS WITH FITTED BOX at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    9CT ROSE GOLD ENGRAVED CUFFLINKS WITH FITTED BOX Sale Date: 14 September 2017
    Result: £100