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Compass Rose Cufflinks

Keller sapphire and diamond cufflinks. (J9230)

Sapphires and Diamonds II

A mariner's rose frames a bright diamond and blue sapphire.  Rose garlands, geometric meanders and milgrained borders surround the central motif.  An elegant example of the eclectic, richly detailed cufflinks created by Charles Keller in the early 1900s.  Crafted in 14kt white and yellow gold,  circa 1925.

Compass rose sapphire and diamond cufflinks. (J9230)

The backs of the cufflinks are crafted in 14kt white gold polished to a mirror-like finish.  Note the sturdy cut-out cross bars and capped brackets that secure these links on the cuff.  (Please excuse the shadowy reflections from my camera.)

Close-up of Charles Keller maker's mark (J9070)

The cross bars are stamped with the maker's mark for Charles Keller & Company (an elongated "C" surrounding "14" followed by "K")  Charles Keller was a maker of fine gold and platinum cufflinks from 1885 into the early Art Deco era.

The backs of the cufflinks are also stamped "14K WHITE".  The tops of the cufflinks have a warm golden glow that is best described as lemony and bright.  I have tried to capture this subtle effect in the photographs.  In person the color of the cufflinks is stunning!

Keller sapphire and diamond cufflinks. (J9230)
Name:  Sapphires and Diamonds II

Cost:  $785

Measurements:  These 14kt gold cufflinks weigh a total of 6.8 grams and measure  9/16" in diameter.

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.

Here are a few more elegant cufflinks from the past ...

Art Deco sapphire cufflinks. (J9265)Art Deco pinstripe cufflinks. (J9270)Late Victorian dragon and turquoise cufflinks. (J9347)

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