Carrington Diamond Cufflinks
The Gilded Age
|Mother-of-pearl centers set with diamonds
surrounded by laurel wreathes finely sculpted in platinum.
These elegant cufflinks sparkle in the rich opulence of the
Gilded Age of the late 1800s and early 20th century.
Created by Carrington & Company in platinum and 14kt
gold, circa 1900.
The backs of the cufflinks were crafted with the same care and craftsmanship found on the fronts. The 14kt gold backs protect the mother-of-pearl and diamond centers while providing a sturdy base for the platinum laurel wreathes. Note the design of the sturdy cross links and brackets, an early configuration favored by Carrington & Co. The yellow gold is brightly finished (please excuse the shadowy reflections of the camera).
Carrington & Company was a maker of elegant, finely crafted cufflinks during the first half of the 20th century. The firm's gold and platinum cuff jewels were retailed at Tiffany & Company and other carriage-trade jewelers of the day. The Carrington maker's mark a squared "C" surrounding "14", is stamped on the reverse of the cufflinks.
Name: The Gilded Age
The Gilded Age
The Gilded Age, also known as the Age of Opulence and La Belle Époque ("The Beautiful Age"), was a period of relative peace and prosperity in Europe and North America lasting from the mid 1870s to the beginning of the First World War. Jewelry during this period reflected the opulence, prosperity and, at times, excesses of the era. Diamonds and pearls set in finely sculpted platinum were especially favored. The sumptuous, frosty whiteness of the jewels created a sophisticated, sparkling sense of elegance.
These Carrington cufflinks reflect the firm's reputation for elegance and irreproachable craftsmanship.
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