Carrington Night and Day Cufflinks
Carrington Sapphires and Diamonds
| Elegant sapphire and diamond cufflinks in the
classic "night and day" style (see below) of the early 20th
century. One side is set with a rich blue sapphire and the
other with a sparkling diamond. The platinum tops are
engraved with fine pinstripes surrounded by classic Art Deco
borders. Created by Carrington & Company in 14kt gold
and platinum, circa 1925.
The backs of the cufflinks are finely crafted in 14kt gold. Carrington & Company's attention to small details can be seen in the strong cross bars and study raised brackets that secure the cufflinks on the cuff as well as protect the gemstones. Beneath the brackets the backs are stamped "GOLD & PLAT" for the precious metals.
The tops of the cross bars are stamped with the maker's mark of Carrington & Company, a "C" surrounding "14". Carrington was a maker of fine cufflinks and dress sets from 1900 to about 1950. Based in New Jersey, the firm created elegant platinum and gold cufflinks for many of the finest jewelers of the day.
Name: Carrington Sapphires and Diamonds
Night and Day Cufflinks
Sapphire and diamond cufflinks, sometimes known as "night and day" cufflinks, were a reflection of the late Victorian belief that diamonds should only be worn after dark. In theory, a gentleman would wear these cufflinks with the sapphires facing outward during the day and in the evening reverse the cufflinks to display the diamonds. In practice, personal taste and circumstance most likely decided whether the diamonds or the sapphires were displayed on the outer cuffs.
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