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Carrington Moonstone Dress Set

Carrington moonstone dress set. (J9244)

Moonlight and Platinum

The shimmering adularescence of moonstone paired with the cool brilliance of platinum.  This elegant full dress set glows with the dazzle and romance of the Art Deco era.  Created by Carrington & Company in platinum and 14kt gold,  circa 1925.

The moonstones are cabochon cut and glow with a silvery, white luminance accented with subtle hints of blue.  Please excuse the shadowy reflections in the photographs from my camera.

Carrington moonstone dress set. (J9244)

Complementing the cufflinks are three shirt studs and four vest buttons that repeat the elegant design of the cufflinks.  The shirt studs (pictured above) are 5/16" in diameter and just under 1 1/4" long.  The vest buttons (one pictured below) are just under  9/16" in diameter.

Carrington moonstone dress set. (J9244)

Carrington & Company was one of the preeminent makers of fine cufflinks and dress sets during the first half of the 20th century.  The firm was renowned for elegant design,  impeccable craftsmanship and exquisite materials.  Carrington's gold and platinum cuff jewels were retailed by Tiffany & Co. and other carriage trade jewelers of the day.

Carrington engraved mother-of-pearl dress set. (J9121)

Careful attention to small details and the hidden parts of a cufflink was a hallmark of Carrington & Company.  This can be seen on the reverse of the cufflinks, shirt studs and vest buttons.  The backs are crafted 14kt yellow gold polished to a bright finish.  Note the sturdy cross bars and brackets with beveled ends that secure the cufflinks on the cuff.  No detail was too small,  no part of the design not carefully considered.

Carrington & Company maker's mark.

The reverse of the cufflinks and vest buttons are signed with the maker's mark of Carrington & Company,  a blocky "C" enclosing "14" for the purity of the gold.  The backs of the pieces are also marked "GOLD&PLAT" for the precious metals used.

Name:  Moonlight and Platinum

Cost:  $2,850

Measurements:  The cufflinks weigh a total of  10.8 grams and are just under  5/8" in diameter.  The measurements of the shirts studs and vest buttons are noted above.

Carrington moonstone dress set. (J9244)

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