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Onyx and Pearl Dress Set

Etched onyx and pearl dress set. (J9292)

Engraved Onyx!

Elegant dress set with beautifully engraved black onyx tops accented with small pearls and white gold borders.  There is nothing quite like the elegance of Jazz Age black tie attire.  Created by Larter & Sons in 14kt gold,  circa 1925.

Etched onyx and pearl dress set. (J9292)

Complementing the cufflinks are four vest buttons and three shirt studs that repeat the engraved onyx and pearl design of the cufflinks.  The vest buttons (one pictured above) are the same size as the cufflinks, just over  1/2" by  1/2".  The shirt studs (pictured below) are 5/16" by 5/16" and 7/8" long.

Etched onyx and pearl dress set. (J9292)

Larter & Sons created distinctive dress sets and cufflinks during the late Victorian era and first half of the 20th century.  Founded in 1865, Larter had offices in New York City and manufactured its jewelry across the Hudson River in New Jersey.  The firm's cuff jewels were offered by many of the finest retail jewelers of the day.

Etched onyx and pearl dress set. (J9292)

As with all fine jewels,  you should examine the backs of cufflinks as closely as the fronts.  The backs of these cufflinks, studs and vest buttons are well crafted in 14kt yellow gold.  Note the maker's attention to detail in the sturdy strap brackets and cross bars that secure these cufflinks on the cuff.

Close-up of Larter & Sons maker's mark. (J9149)

The maker's mark of Larter & Sons (the profile of a shirt stud invented by Halsey Larter in 1898) is stamped on the cross bars.  Surrounding the mark is "14K" for the purity of the gold.

Name:  Engraved Onyx

Cost:  $1,825

Measurements:  This 14kt gold dress set features a pair of cufflinks, three shirt studs and four vest buttons.  The cufflinks weighs a total of  7.0 grams and the tops are just over  1/2" by  1/2".

Etched onyx and pearl dress set. (J9292)

Here are a few more elegant dress sets and cufflinks from the past ...

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