Compass Rose Cufflinks
Sapphires and Diamonds
| Bright sapphires and diamonds set in an
intricate design reminiscent of a mariner's compass. Rose
garlands (a compass rose?) blossom between the cardinal points
of the compass, while a dentil meander and concentric rings of
finely engraved dots bring to mind the outer rings of a
compass. Ideal cufflinks for a mariner or anyone who
wishes to keep a sense of direction. Created by Charles
Keller & Company in 14kt yellow and white gold, circa
The backs of the cufflinks are crafted in 14kt white gold polished to a mirror-like finish. Sturdy cut-out cross bars (crafted in 14kt yellow gold) and capped brackets secure these cufflinks on the cuff. (Please excuse the shadowy reflections of the camera in the image.)
The cross bars are stamped with the maker's mark of Charles Keller & Company (an elongated "C" surrounding "14" followed by "K"). Charles Keller was a maker of fine cufflinks from about 1885 to the early Art Deco period. The backs of the cufflinks are also marked "14K WHITE".
Name: Sapphires and Diamonds
Sapphire and Diamond Cufflinks
Sometimes known as "Night and Day" cufflinks, sapphire and diamond cufflinks are a reflection of the Victorian belief that diamonds should only be worn after dark. A gentleman would wear these cufflinks with the sapphires facing outward during the day. In the evening the cufflinks would be reversed to display the diamonds.
Estate Jewelry Cufflink Gallery
If you have any questions, suggestions or comments, please give us a call
(603 674-8678) or send us an email.