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Jazz Age Onyx Tuxedo Set

Larter onyx tuxedo set. (J9149)

Onyx Jazz

Black onyx centers set elegantly against white gold borders with finely detailed Art Deco motifs.  The "stop sign" shape of the design assures that admirers will slow down and take notice.  Created by Larter & Sons in 14kt gold circa 1925.

Larter onyx tuxedo set. (J9149)

Complementing the cufflinks are three spring-loaded shirt studs.  Like the cufflinks, the shirt studs will stop admirers with their dramatic contrast of black and white.

Larter onyx tuxedo set. (J9149)

The reverse of the cufflinks 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 brightly polished surfaces and crisp, slightly rounded edges.

Close-up of Larter & Sons maker's mark. (J9149)

The cross bars are stamped with 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 patented be Halsey Larter in 1898 and popularized by the Larter firm during the early 20th century.

Larter onyx tuxedo set. (J9149)

Larter & Sons was founded in 1865 and made fine cufflinks, tuxedo and dress 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

Cost:  $865

Measurements:  This 14kt gold tuxedo set features a pair of cufflinks and three (3) shirt studs.  The cufflinks weigh a total of  6.8 grams and the tops are just over 9/16" in diameter.  The tops of the shirt studs measure 5/16" in diameter and the stems are 7/8" long.

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