Tree Agate Cufflinks
| Wonderfully evocative dendritic (tree) agates
set in yellow gold. The agates bloom with dark inclusions
that soar upward like ancient trees or exotic plants in a
primeval landscape. Elegant cufflinks were created by
George O. Street & Sons in 14kt gold, circa 1910.
The backs of the cufflinks are as finely crafted as the fronts. The closed gold backs help protect the agates while the sturdy cross links and strap brackets help assure that cufflinks remain securely on the cuff.
The maker's mark for George O. Street & Sons - an "S" in an oval - is stamped on the base of the brackets. This firm of jewelry makers created fine cufflinks and other jewels from 1837 to about 1950. The firm was known for its masterful gold work and uncompromising commitment to fine materials and exceptional design.
Dendritic agate is a prized, fine grained variety of quartz with dramatic dark inclusions. This striking gem was a favored by makers of fine cufflinks and other gentlemen's accessories during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The branching, tree-like inclusions give this intoxicating gem its name.
Name: Dendritic Agates
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