Jazz Age Onyx Tuxedo Set
| Black onyx centers set against white gold
borders embellished with finely detailed Jazz Age motifs.
The "stop sign" shape of the onyx assures that admirers will
slow down and take notice. This elegant tuxedo set was
created by Larter & Sons in 14kt gold circa 1925.
Complementing the cufflinks are three spring-loaded shirt studs (one pictured above). Like the cufflinks, the shirt studs will stop admirers with their dramatic contrast of black onyx and white gold.
The reverse of the cufflink and shirt studs are crafted in 14kt yellow gold. The maker's attention to detail can be seen in the sturdy brackets and cross bars which secure the cufflinks when worn. Also note the cleanly finished surfaces and crisp, gently rounded edges.
The cross bars display the maker's mark of Larter & Sons (a shirt stud in profile) stamped between "14" and "K" indicating the purity of the gold. The spring-loaded shirt stud was first patented be Halsey Larter in 1898 and popularized by the Larter firm during the early 20th century.
Larter & Sons was founded in 1865 and made fine cufflinks and tuxedo sets during the late Victorian era and for much of the 20th century. The firm had a sales office in New York City and manufactured its jewelry across the Hudson River in Newark, New Jersey.
Name: Onyx Jazz
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