18ct Gold Deakin and Francis Cufflinks in mother of pearl and onyx
Mother of pearl cufflinks in 18ct yellow gold from the venerable Deakin and Francis
These high quality cufflinks are crafted in 18ct yellow gold
The stylish striped design is typical of the Art Deco period.
These gorgeous cuff links look stunning on shirt or blouse
- The oval cuff links are 1.5 cm x 1.2 cm & 2.3 mm thick.
- Fully hallmarked 18carat gold Birmingham 2016 and marked Deakin & Francis ( D & F )
- These cufflinks weigh 9.5 grams
- They come in the presentation box illustrated.
- They are in exceptional, as new condition.
- our ref: 2319
Mother-of-pearl The iridescent shell of the mollusc which was cut and shaped into”backing plates” for the seed pearl clusters and lockets and portrait brooches. In the 1920s mother-of-pearl was popular in gentlemans’ accessories such as cufflinks.
Onyx Black and white agate, ideal for cutting into cameos or polishing into beads. Used often in Victorian mourning jewellery where the jet-black hardstones a contrasting band of white at the edges. Onyx, being coal black was often used to contrast with mother-of-pearl as in this fabulous pair of Deakin and Francis cufflinks.
Carat can refer to the quality or purity of gold – pure gold ie a metal that is 100% gold and nothing else but gold, is known as pure gold or 24-carat gold
So for example with a ring which is 18 carat ie 18/24s gold or put another way, 18 divided by 24 is 0.750 or 3/4
You may see jewellery marked 0.750 which is a somewhat modern way of writing 18ct as we say in the UK and 18k as they say in the rest of the world
The colour of pure gold is yellow. However, if gold is mixed with other metals it can become a silvery colour, known as white gold, or pinky and is then known as rose gold