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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 - lots currently for auction

There are currently 7 item(s) in ongoing auctions

Cufflinks - auction results

There have been 109 Cufflinks sold in previous auctions
  • PAIR OF SILVER CUFFLINKS at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    PAIR OF SILVER CUFFLINKS Sale Date: 06 November 2020
    Result: £30
  • PAIR OF 14CT GOLD ONYX CUFFLINKS at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    PAIR OF 14CT GOLD ONYX CUFFLINKS Sale Date: 06 November 2020
    Result: £220
  • TWO PAIRS OF SILVER ONYX AND MOTHER OF PEARL CUFFLINKS at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    TWO PAIRS OF SILVER ONYX AND MOTHER OF PEARL CUFFLINKS Sale Date: 06 November 2020
    Result: £50
  • PAIR OF 9CT GOLD CUFFLINKS at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    PAIR OF 9CT GOLD CUFFLINKS Sale Date: 06 November 2020
    Result: £120
  • CARTIER SANTOS STERLING SILVER CUFFLINKS at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    CARTIER SANTOS STERLING SILVER CUFFLINKS Sale Date: 06 November 2020
    Result: £160
  • CLOGAU STERLING SILVER CUFFLINKS at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    CLOGAU STERLING SILVER CUFFLINKS Sale Date: 08 October 2020
    Result: £70
  • HEAVY 18CT GOLD CUFFLINKS at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    HEAVY 18CT GOLD CUFFLINKS Sale Date: 08 October 2020
    Result: £360
  • KNOTTED GOLD-TONE CUFFLINKS at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    KNOTTED GOLD-TONE CUFFLINKS Sale Date: 10 September 2020
    Result: £20
  • 9CT GOLD CUFFLINKS at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    9CT GOLD CUFFLINKS Sale Date: 10 September 2020
    Result: £140
  • 9CT GOLD CUFFLINKS at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    9CT GOLD CUFFLINKS Sale Date: 10 September 2020
    Result: £40
  • STERLING SILVER ENAMEL CUFFLINKS at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    STERLING SILVER ENAMEL CUFFLINKS Sale Date: 13 August 2020
    Result: £160