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Heliotrope and Gold Cufflinks

Sansbury & Nellis bloodstone and gold cufflinks. (J9125)

Heliotrope!

Heliotrope, more commonly known as "bloodstone," is a beautiful gemstone with bright red spots set in dark green jasper.  The finest examples have the mesmerizing appearance of fiery embers smouldering in a dark bed of ashes.  These cufflinks, created in the Art Deco period, feature elongated oval heliotropes set in bright yellow gold.  Crafted in 14kt gold, circa 1920.


Sansbury & Nellis bloodstone and gold cufflinks. (J9125)

The cufflinks are well crafted with sturdy cross links, strap brackets and solid gold backs. The early decades of the last century were a period when as much care and time was taken in crafting cuff jewels as in designing and decorating them.

Close-up of Sansbury & Nellis maker's mark. (J9125)

The maker's mark of Sansbury & Nellis, "S-N", and the purity of the gold, "14K", are stamped on the backs.  Sansbury & Nellis was a maker of fine cufflinks during the early decades of the last century.  The firm was known for its work with lesser-known, unusual gemstones.

Name:  Heliotrope

Cost:  Although these elegant cufflinks have sold,  you will find many more elegant pairs in the Antique Cufflink Gallery.

Measurements:  These 14kt gold cufflinks measure just under 5/8" by 5/16 " and weigh 6.1 grams.

Sansbury & Nellis bloodstone and gold cufflinks. (J9125)


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