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Elegant Onyx Dress Set

Larter onyx dress set. (J9149)

Onyx Octagons!

Elegant black onyx octagons set in richly detailed white gold borders.  The interplay of the black onyx and white gold borders beautifully captures the jazzy elegance of the Art Deco era.   Crafted in 14kt gold,  circa 1925.

Larter onyx dress set. (J9149)

Complementing the cufflinks are three shirt studs (one pictured above).  Like the cufflinks,  the shirt studs are crafted in 14kt gold and play off a dramatic contrast between the black onyx and white gold.

Larter onyx dress set. (J9149)

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

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

The cross bars are stamped with the maker's mark of Larter & Sons (the profile of a shirt stud) surrounded by "14K" for the purity of the gold.  The maker's mark is a spring-loaded shirt stud patented by Halsey Larter in 1898 and popularized by Larter & Sons in the early 20th century.

Larter & Sons was founded in 1865 and made distinctive cufflinks and dress sets during the late Victorian era and early decades of the last century.  The firm had offices in New York City and manufactured its jewelry across the Hudson River in New Jersey.

Name:  Onyx Octagons

Cost:  $875

Measurements:  This 14kt gold dress set features a pair of cufflinks and three (3) shirt studs.  The cufflinks weighs a total of  6.8 grams and the tops are just over  9/16" in diameter.  The tops of the shirts studs measure 5/16" in diameter and they are 7/8" long .

Larter onyx dress set. (J9149)

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