Malachite and Onyx Cufflinks
Malachite and Onyx
|Elegant green malachite and black onyx separated
by bands of gold. The polished gold and colorful gemstones
give these mid-century cufflinks an alluring elegance.
Created by Harvey Avedon in 14kt gold, circa 1960.
Malachite is a copper based mineral named for its resemblance
to the verdant leaves of the mallow plant. Black onyx is
chalcedony quartz that has been treated to create its
rich black color. These two gems were often paired in
the 1950s and 1960s to create dramatic, stylish cufflinks.
These cufflinks were created by Harvey Avedon, a maker of fine cufflinks, pocket lighters and other gentlemen's accessories during the 1930s through the 1960s. The Avedon workshops were located on the Westside of New York City and the firm's creations were retailed at Tiffany's and other fine jewelers of the day.
The maker's mark of Harvey Avedon ("Avedon") and the gold purity mark
("14K") are stamped on the sides of the fixed yoke.
Name: Malachite and Onyx
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