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Cufflinks

The development of cufflinks was inevitably linked with the evolution of mens' shirts. It wasn’t until the 1500’s that the precursor for the shirt sleeve cuffs we are now familiar with made an appearance, as tiny ruffles began to appear on wristbands; as these developed, gent’s would use narrow ribbons or string to ensure their sleeves were closed. It wasn’t until the early 18th Century, however, that very fashion forward gent’s began to use pairs of buttons linked by a chain to secure their sleeves.

The 19th Century saw the emergence of modern shirt sleeve cuffs which were incredibly stiff due to the use of starch, and this rendered using a simple button to fasten the sleeve ineffective. As a result of this difficulty, manufacturers developed the use of a metal chain and the cufflink was born. By the mid 19th Century almost everyone in the middle and upper classes wore cufflinks; both a testament to their functionality and a Victorian taste for decoration.

Cufflinks - auction results

There have been 96 Cufflinks sold in previous auctions
  • PAIR OF STERLING SILVER KNOT CUFFLINKS BY DESIGNER QUINN at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    PAIR OF STERLING SILVER KNOT CUFFLINKS BY DESIGNER QUINN Sale Date: 07 May 2020
    Result: £50
  • RUBY AND DIAMOND SILVER-ON-GOLD CUFFLINKS at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    RUBY AND DIAMOND SILVER-ON-GOLD CUFFLINKS Sale Date: 07 May 2020
    Result: £600
  • STERLING SILVER CUFFLINKS BY THE DESIGNER QUINN at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    STERLING SILVER CUFFLINKS BY THE DESIGNER QUINN Sale Date: 26 March 2020
    Result: £50
  • 9CT GOLD CUFFLINKS SET WITH JADE at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    9CT GOLD CUFFLINKS SET WITH JADE Sale Date: 26 March 2020
    Result: £80
  • GOLD-TONE RUBY-SET CUFFLINKS at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    GOLD-TONE RUBY-SET CUFFLINKS Sale Date: 27 February 2020
    Result: £180
  • 9CT GOLD CUFFLINKS at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    9CT GOLD CUFFLINKS Sale Date: 27 February 2020
    Result: £60
  • 9CT GOLD BOXED CUFFLINKS at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    9CT GOLD BOXED CUFFLINKS Sale Date: 06 December 2019
    Result: £50
  • TWO PAIRS OF 9CT GOLD CUFFLINKS at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    TWO PAIRS OF 9CT GOLD CUFFLINKS Sale Date: 06 December 2019
    Result: £100
  • PAIR OF SILVER CUFFLINKS AND TIE PIN at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    PAIR OF SILVER CUFFLINKS AND TIE PIN Sale Date: 06 December 2019
    Result: £20
  • 9CT GOLD CUFFLINKS at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    9CT GOLD CUFFLINKS Sale Date: 06 December 2019
    Result: £60
  • 14CT GOLD CUFFLINKS at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    14CT GOLD CUFFLINKS Sale Date: 07 November 2019
    Result: £140