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Elegant Arabesque Cufflinks

Antique arabesque cufflinks set with diamonds. (CL9595)

Diamond Arabesque

Elegant cufflinks with an intricate arabesque of twisting vines and stylized foliage surrounding a small, sparkling diamond.  The finely rendered, mesmerizing design recalls the decorative arts of Moorish Spain.  Created by Hayden W. Wheeler & Co. in 14kt gold circa 1900.

Antique arabesque cufflinks set with diamonds. (CL9595)

The backs of the cufflinks are finely crafted with strong cross bars and brackets securing the cufflinks when worn.  A sturdy gold bar raises the brackets above the backs of the diamonds.  Also note, the crisp edges and polished finish - no small details were overlooked by the maker.

Close-up of Hayden Wheeler maker's mark. (CL9595)

Hayden W. Wheeler was a maker of fine cufflinks and other jewels from about 1850 to the early 1930s.  The maker's mark of the firm (a large "W" enclosing a smaller "H" and "W") is stamped along the gold cross piece raised above the diamonds.  The purity of the gold is indicated by the "14" and "K" flanking the maker's mark.

Antique arabesque cufflinks set with diamonds. (CL9595)

In the late Victorian era jewelry and cufflink makers often found inspiration in the Islamic art and architecture of medieval Spain, North Africa and the Middle East.  These cufflinks with their intricate, finely rendered arabesques are a wonderful example.
Name:  Diamond Arabesque

Cost:  $825

Measurements:  These 14kt gold cufflinks measure  5/8" from point to point.  They weigh 7.6 grams in total.

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