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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 73 Cufflinks sold in previous auctions
  • PAIR 9CT GOLD ENGINE TURNED CUFFLINKS at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    PAIR 9CT GOLD ENGINE TURNED CUFFLINKS Sale Date: 08 November 2018
    Result: £80
  • 3X PAIRS OF MIXED CUFFLINKS at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    3X PAIRS OF MIXED CUFFLINKS Sale Date: 11 October 2018
    Result: £20
  • SILVER CUFFLINKS at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    SILVER CUFFLINKS Sale Date: 06 September 2018
    Result: £10
  • 9CT GOLD CUFFLINKS at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    9CT GOLD CUFFLINKS Sale Date: 06 September 2018
    Result: £70
  • TWO GOLD-PLATED CUFFLINKS at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    TWO GOLD-PLATED CUFFLINKS Sale Date: 21 June 2018
    Result: £20
  • GOLD-TONE AND MOTHER OF PEARL MEN'S CUFFLINKS at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    GOLD-TONE AND MOTHER OF PEARL MEN'S CUFFLINKS Sale Date: 25 January 2018
    Result: £20
  • CAMEO EARRINGS at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    CAMEO EARRINGS Sale Date: 25 January 2018
    Result: £60
  • 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
  • 4 PAIRS OF MENS CUFFLINKS at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    4 PAIRS OF MENS CUFFLINKS 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