Professional Jeweler Archive: Smart Cuffs

July 2002

Precious Metals/New Products

Smart Cuffs

Whether plain and silver or fancy and gold, cuff links are enjoying a renaissance

Some say we are living in an age of dandies – men wear more jewelry than has been the case for several generations. In addition to wildly popular and expensive mechanical watches, men sport earrings, neck chains, bracelets, pinky rings and, of course, cuff links.

The glint of metal at the turn of men’s cuffs has grown interesting. They’re no longer simply inexpensive silver tokens purchased at department store counters by desperate families looking for Father’s Day gifts. Today’s cuff links, while still smartly turned out in silver, also featured gold and platinum, as a well as diamonds, colored gemstones and rich enamel. Ancient coins and other motifs are popular also.

Be sure to have a collection of popular cuff links to show to families searching for gifts and men buying for themselves. Many are now cuff link collectors – target them with examples they’ll want to add to their stash.

Sterling silver rectangular cuff links are $80 suggested retail.

Leonore Doskow, Montrose, NY; (914) 737-1335, fax (914) 737-5049.

Gold cross cuff links.

Coeur de Lion/Heart of the Lion Division, Gem Shapes, Inc., Sausalito, CA; (800) 345-4367 or (415) 331-0107, fax (415) 331-3207.

An assortment of cuff links are available in sterling silver and 14k gold.

New England Sterling, Attleboro, MA; (800) 447-5552, fax (508) 222-5763.

Gold coin cuff links.

Ellagem, New York City; (212) 398-0101, fax (212) 302-0153.

24k gold cuff links are accented by diamonds.

Richard Messina Designs, Round Top, NY; (518) 622-9822, fax (518) 622-8401

Cable-style cuff links in sterling silver with 18k gold accents are from the Torcellato Collection. Suggested retails: $235 and $195.

Alisa, Manalapan, NJ; (888) 253-6600, fax (732) 723-1812.

Stainless steel and silver cuff links are $150 suggested retail.

Stahl Design USA, Lincoln, RI; (401) 727-3944, fax (401) 722-9765.

14k knot cuff links (clockwise, from upper left) are $425, $225 and $275 triple keystone.

J.M. Cabot Inc., New York City; (212) 563-6661, fax (212) 563-0677.

Sterling silver and 18k gold cuff links feature Tahitian cultured pearls.

Janis Kerman Design, Westmount, Quebec, Canada; (514) 931-3852.

18k yellow gold cuff links feature three carats of spinel. Suggested retail: $2,500.

Susan Sadler, Tulsa, OK; (888) 744-4110 or (918) 743-1048, fax (918) 743-1068.

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