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Celebrate Labor Day (and Football Season) in Style

A Brief Bit of History About Labor Day

Labor Day is a US holiday that celebrates workers and all that they contribute to our nation.  Here’s a brief overview of the history of how this holiday came to be the holiday that we know and love:

 

 

Parades & Picnics

Traditionally, parades and picnics have been hallmarks of the Labor Day holiday.  This year, you can show your pride in your profession by sporting cufflinks that celebrate what you are best at.  At Cufflinks Depot, we have a whole collection of career themed cufflinks for you to choose from.  If you still can’t find what you’re looking for, give us a call and we’d love to help you.

Power Drill Cufflinks for Labor Day
Power Drill Cufflinks
Sterling Gavel Cufflinks
Sterling Gavel Cufflinks
Two-Toned Steering Wheel Cufflinks
Two-Toned Steering Wheel Cufflinks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The End of Summer (and the Beginning of Football)

Labor Day marks the end of summer.  While that doesn’t mean that it’s getting any cooler, it does mean that fall is on it’s way and (yes) winter is coming.  On the other hand, the end of summer means football season is just beginning!  There’s no better time to pick up a pair (or three) of cufflinks to show your team spirit.  Plus, many of our officially licensed sports team cufflinks sets come with a special box.

Pittsburgh Steelers Field Cufflinks
Pittsburgh Steelers Field Cufflinks
Ravens Super Bowl Cufflinks
Ravens Super Bowl Cufflinks
New England Patriots Cutout Cufflinks
New England Patriots Cutout Cufflinks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Back to School

Parents are rejoicing, teachers are preparing, and students are packing their backpacks – school is starting!  You may not be heading back to school, but you can celebrate your alma mater with a pair of university cufflinks.  These NCAA cufflinks are officially licensed college and university cufflinks from NCAA teams and universities around the country. We can even do bulk orders for groups, like sororities or alumni clubs!  Many can also be engraved with Greek letters.  

Round Dartmouth College Cufflinks
Round Dartmouth College Cufflinks
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Cufflinks
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Cufflinks
North Carolina Tar Heels Logo Cufflinks
North Carolina Tar Heels Logo Cufflinks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As always, we love helping you find the right cufflinks for any occasion.  If you have questions, call 1-866-4MY-CUFF and let us assist you.

Tateossian: A Distinctive Designer Spotlight

A Star is Born

In 1990, Tateossian London was founded by Robert Tateossian because he wanted to provide men and women a distinctive way to express their style and personality.  Through meticulous craftsmanship and with a unique, playful style, he accomplished just that.  View the entire collection here.

The Man Behind the Brand

Robert Tateossian was born in Kuwait and educated at French schools in Rome before studying international finance at the prestigious Wharton School of Finance in Pennsylvania.  After graduating, he went on to a successful career with Merrill Lynch on Wall Street and in London.

Eventually, his keen eye for detail, his creative flair, and his love of luxury drew him to leave banking, and he turned to jewelry and accessory design. Then, in 1990, he founded his design house: Tateossian London.

A man who is not limited by modern conventions, Tateossian has no qualms about matching unusual materials to create unique and interesting designs.  His designs combine precious jewels, dinosaur bones, carbon fibre, crystals, and more.  

Tateossian Pandora's Chess Box Cufflinks
Tateossian Pandora’s Chess Box Cufflinks
Tateossian Coffee Bean Cufflinks
Tateossian Coffee Bean Cufflinks
Tateossian Titanium Waterfall Cuff Links
Tateossian Titanium Waterfall Cuff Links

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Core Qualities

Tateossian adheres strictly to three core values: Innovation, creativity and quality

Innovation – Tateossian prides itself as being known as a design house that pushes the boundaries of jewelry design.  It is one of the only brands to successfully marry motion and original design.

Creativity – Tateossian is inspired by the world. Having been raised in multiple locations and being fluent in several languages, travel, religion, art, and fashion, are all aspects that inspiration that challenge him to find new materials and stones and to take these explorations and his experiences and turn them into beautifully crafted pieces.  

Quality – Because quality is such a high priority, Tateossian works primarily in silver, also having an exclusive collections in 18 Karat gold.  Each individual piece is meticulously and delicately crafted before being rigorously inspected and placed into its own Tateossian box.

Tateossian Precious Geode Stud Set
Tateossian Precious Geode Stud Set
Tateossian Sun and Moon Watch Cufflinks
Tateossian Sun and Moon Watch Cufflinks
Gun Metal Tateossian Butterfly Cuff Links
Gun Metal Tateossian Butterfly Cuff Links

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tateossian Today

Today, Tateossian has branched  out from being just a designer of exquisite cufflinks, to a purveyor of a wide range of accessories: from watches to money clips, rings, necklaces and bracelets all with the trademark use of innovative and striking materials.  A women’s line has also flourished with elegant statement pieces in a wide range of colors and styles.

Based in London, Tateossian is an international company of over 70 employees with showrooms in London and New York. Its products are sold in some of the top boutiques and department stores in the world, including Harrods in London, Saks in New York, and Isetan in Tokyo.

Robert Tateossian still spends 70% of his time traveling the world, looking for inspiration and gathering unique new stones and materials.  His drive and passion to craft the best men’s and women’s accessories and jewelry pushes him to continue innovating and designing, to create distinctive and wearable signature pieces that reflect Robert’s own appreciation of mechanism, aesthetics and the unconventional.

Tateossian Rose Gold Gear Trio Cufflinks
Tateossian Rose Gold Gear Trio Cufflinks
Tateossian Mood Mechanical Cufflinks
Tateossian Mood Mechanical Cufflinks
Tateossian King Skull Cufflinks
Tateossian King Skull Cufflinks

 

 

 

 

 

 

Celebrate Summer with Super Cufflinks

Summer is Here and So Are These Awesome Cufflinks

The sun is shining, the beaches are busy, and summer is in full swing.  When the weather’s hot and the kids are out of school, it may be tough to be inside working. However, with the fun cufflinks below help you to bring summer into the office.  They’re also a great addition to your summer party when paired with a more casual button down shirt.

Summer Cufflinks for Surfers & Snorklers

Water calls to you, and there’s nothing you love more than grabbing your board or your mask and getting wet.  When you’re out of the water, you can reminisce about your past adventures and dream of your next ones with these cufflinks. Here are more surf and water-related cufflinks.

Diving Mask and Fin Summer Cufflinks
Diving Mask and Fin Cufflinks
Sterling Surfer Summer Cufflinks
Sterling Surfer Cufflinks
Windsurfer Cufflinks
Windsurfer Cufflinks
Long Surfboard Cufflinks
Long Surfboard Cufflinks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For The Backyard Pool Party

You may not be able to hang out by the pool when you’ve got to go to work, but with these cufflinks, you’ll be reminded of some of the tastes and activities you enjoy on the weekend.  Best of all, you can enjoy them in the comfort of air conditioning.

Silver Ice Cream Summer Cufflinks
Silver Ice Cream Cufflinks
Hot Dog Cuff Links
Hot Dog Cuff Links
Nice Melons Cufflinks
Nice Melons Cufflinks
Tommy Bahama Silver Flip Flop Summer Cufflinks
Tommy Bahama Silver Flip Flop Cufflinks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For Jet-Setting Travelers

Although you may not have a vacation coming up, that doesn’t mean that you can’t plan and imagine your next trip.  These cufflinks take you around the world by plane, train, and automobile.

Swaying Palm Trees Cufflinks
Swaying Palm Trees Cufflinks
Globe Cufflinks
Globe Cufflinks
Sterling Silver Jet Plane Cufflinks
Sterling Silver Jet Plane Cufflinks
Tommy Bahama Woodie Wagon Summer Cufflinks
Tommy Bahama Woodie Wagon Cufflinks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enjoy the Summer Sun, Whether Working or Playing

Regardless of whether you’re working or playing, you can enjoy the summer fun and celebrate this time of year.  If you’re looking for something in particular, please feel free to contact us at 1-866-4MY-CUFF and one of our helpful reps will be happy to help you.

 

Skultuna: Designer Spotlight

Skultuna – A Unique Company with Rich History

Skultuna caters to both royalty and the everyday man.  With fine metal products that are sure to become family heirlooms, their cufflinks are beautiful and functional.  You are sure to treasure these unique pieces of jewelry.  Below you’ll find some history about the brand, or you can explore their collection here.

A Little History

Skultuna was founded by King Karl IX of Sweden in 1607 as a brass factory.  The King had long been desiring to start a Swedish brass industry in order to reduce dependence on brass imports and end Sweden’s indebtedness to the Hanseatic League.  After scouring the country for a location that would be suitable, the town of Skultuna was chosen because of its proximity to running water that would help to power the foundry.  Since the town also provided charcoal and was close the the copper mine, it was the ideal location.  

The first master brass crafters were recruited from nearby countries, Germany and the Netherlands.  They also brought the ability to build beautiful and elaborate chandeliers, some of which still hang in churches dating back to 1617!

Skultuna Black Tie Collection Silver Button Cufflinks - Designer Spotlight
Skultuna Black Tie Collection Silver Button Cufflinks
Tre Kronor Gold Cufflinks by Skultuna (Designer Spotlight)
Tre Kronor Gold Cufflinks
Gold Golfer Cufflinks by Skultuna
Gold Golfer Cufflinks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Between the 15th and 16th centuries, the various designers at Skultuna became world renown for their creations. They also developed processes and work methods that became standardized.  Several of their designers were granted prestigious awards for their craftsmanship and designs, some of which are still displayed in the museum in Skultuna.

In the later 1900s, other well known designers contributed their skills to the Skultuna line with designs that are uniquely Scandinavian: strict and contemporary in style.  

Skultuna Today

The factory at Skultuna has faced many challenges, including floating away in a flood, and burning down completely three different times.  Each time it was rebuilt and remodeled to improve upon the original structure.  Now, for over 400 years, Skultuna has produced products of the finest craftsmanship, both for everyday use and for special occasions. They also continue to be purveyors to the Royal Court of Sweden.

Royal Blue Crown Cufflinks by Skultuna
Royal Blue Crown Cufflinks
Tudor Rose Cufflinks by Skultuna (Designer Spotlight)
Tudor Rose Cufflinks
Skull & Bones Cufflinks (Black) by Skultuna
Skull & Bones Cufflinks (Black)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With two products lines, home accessories and fashion accessories, Skultuna partners with some of the leading International designers to create its lines and win many international design awards.  The production in the Skultuna factory has continued in an unbroken tradition since the early 17th century, and it’s still one of Europe’s leading design houses.  

In addition to producing beautifully crafted cufflinks and other home products, Skultuna has a museum, cafe, and shoppes that visitors can explore to learn the rich history of the company. It has become one of the most visited places in Sweden!  

The Perfect Choice

Today, Skultuna’s cufflinks can be found in department stores around the world, as well as here on Cufflinks Depot.  If you’re looking for a piece to complete your suit, tuxedo, or casual shirt, look no further than the Skultuna line.  

As always, we’d love to help you, whether you’re shopping for yourself or for a gift.  Please call 1866-4MY-CUFF, and a friendly representative will answer your questions and assist you in your choice.

Spider-Man Releases the Superhero in You

It’s Coming….

Spider-Man: Homecoming is releasing soon, and everyone is excited! If you love the Marvel Comic Universe, this is a can’t-miss, must-see movie.  SpiderMan: Homecoming continues the story of Peter Parker, who, after his last adventure with the Avengers, is determined to prove himself to the team and to Tony Stark (a.k.a. Iron Man).  Of course, nothing goes exactly as planned, and Peter finds himself battling a dangerous enemy bent on vengeance: Vulture.  The ratings are up, and the reviews are positive, so be sure to buy your tickets and get ready to save the world (or at least New York City) again.


So, what does this have to do with cufflinks?  Everything!

Opening Night Glory

If you’re a true Spider-Man fan, you’re planning to attend opening night on July 7th.  You’ve read the comics, you’ve seen all the other films, you have the official (and unofficial) merchandise, and you’re an expert.  What better way to show your super-fan status than by sporting a pair of Spider-Man cufflinks at the big event.  At Cufflinks Depot we’ve got your back with a collection of great cufflinks to choose from.  You can choose from our selection (or see a sampling below) and be the best-dressed Spider-Man fan in the theater.  The only thing that would make these cufflinks more awesome is if they shot webbing.  But, if you can’t get a hold of Tony Stark to hook you up, these are the next best thing.

Crawling Spiderman Cufflinks
Crawling Spiderman Cufflinks
Spiderman Cuff Links
Spiderman Cuff Links
Spiderman & Web Cufflinks
Spiderman & Web Cufflinks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Part of the Team

Spider-Man is a teen who just wants to be a part of the team.  Having made his official debut in The Avengers: Civil War, Spider-Man can’t wait to join forces with the crew again.  You can team-up, too, with a pair of our other licensed Marvel Comic Universe cufflinks. With other Avenger heroes like Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, and the Hulk, you can wear your favorite heroes every day of the week.

Red Enamel Iron Man Cufflinks
Red Enamel Iron Man Cufflinks
Incredible Hulk Cufflinks
Incredible Hulk Cufflinks
Thor & Hammer Cufflinks
Thor & Hammer Cufflinks

 

 

 

 

 

 

Be a Hero, Too

Even Peter Parker had his day job (even if it was school).  You can be a hero, too, regardless of your day job.  Or perhaps even at your day job.  Taking it up a notch with a pair of these fun and classy cufflinks puts you a step ahead of all the others, and they’re a great way to remind yourself of the true hero lurking just beneath the surface.

 

If you can’t decide, or if you have questions, we’d love to talk to you.  You can contact us at 1-866-4MY-CUFF, and a friendly neighborhood support hero will be glad to help you out.

 

Run for the Roses with Kentucky Derby Cufflinks

 

 

It may be the “fastest (and most exciting) two minutes in sports,” but the Kentucky Derby is much more than a race.  While women show off their most fashionable hats, men suit up and strut their stuff, too.  Don’t delay!  The Derby is run the first weekend in May.  You don’t want to get left in the dust!

 

A Little History

The Kentucky Derby Grounds: By The original uploader Sayeth via Wikimedia Commons
The Kentucky Derby Grounds: By the original uploader Sayeth via Wikimedia Commons
Known as the “Run for the Roses,” the Kentucky Derby is the culminating event of a two-week festival.  It’s also the first event in the Triple Crown, followed by the Preakness Stakes and the Belmont Stakes.  The winner of the Derby is traditionally draped with a blanket of roses.  Attendance at the race is the highest of all the races, even topping the Breeder’s Cup.

 

The Kentucky Derby began in 1875 and has taken place every single year since.  And, because of its long running, it abounds in tradition.  Obviously, roses are popular, as they are the official flower of the Derby.  Other  traditions include drinking mint juleps and eating burgoo.  But the most well-known tradition is the wearing of hats and the expectation that all respectable attendees dress the part.

 

Giving the Ladies a Run for Their Money

Kentucky Derby 2014 Walkover 2
Walkover By Bill Brine (Flickr: Kentucky Derby 2014-0158) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
Every Derby attendee knows that in addition to watching the horses, one should watch the hats.  Ladies wear large hats and it often becomes something of a competition to wear the best or most fashionable one.  

 

Men, on the other hand, may wear a hat, but that’s not where you get to shine.  Since a suit is expected, how else to celebrate the occasion and show your Derby spirit, than with cufflinks that celebrate the special day?  Thankfully, we have you covered.  There are lots of fun options:

 

The mint julep: sure, you can drink a mint julep, but you can wear one, too.  And not in a way that leaves stains or makes you spend precious minutes mopping things up.

Sterling Mint Julep Cufflinks - get your Kentucky Derby On!
Sterling Mint Julep Cufflinks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The jockey: show off your racing spirit with the emblem of horse racing.  Pick one that’s subtle, or pick one that’s flashy.

Racehorse Cufflinks
Racehorse Cufflinks
Horse Racing Cufflinks - the Kentucky Derby is here!
Horse Racing Cufflinks
Jockey & Horse Cufflinks
Jockey & Horse Cufflinks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The horseshoe: wear your lucky horseshoes and wish your favorite horse the best!

Horseshoe Cuff Links
Horseshoe Cuff Links
Horseshoe Stud Set
Horseshoe Stud Set
Sterling Silver Lucky Horse Shoe Cufflinks - get lucky at the Kentucky Derby
Sterling Silver Lucky Horse Shoe Cufflinks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dollar Signs:  placing a bet is exciting, and if you choose wisely, you’ll be in the green!  

Money Notes Cufflinks
Money Notes Cufflinks
Crystal Dollar Cufflinks
Crystal Dollar Cufflinks
Gold Color Dollar Sign Cufflinks
Gold Color Dollar Sign Cufflinks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Still stuck!  We’ve got more:  check out our full collection of horse-racing cufflinks.  You can also call our helpful service department (1-866-4MY-CUFF), and we’d be happy to suggest some additional options.  So, get your suit on, add some fabulous cufflinks, and you’re off to the races!  

 

Designer Spotlight: Jan Leslie

 

Jan Leslie began her own line of cufflinks after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania and spending some time consulting with a large accounting firm.  Her passion for design led her to open her own jewelry design business.  Eighteen years later, her line includes a diverse collection of men’s accessories that are sold exclusively in a handful of select luxury stores around the globe (including here at Cufflinks Depot).  

Sterling Skull with Helmet Cufflinks by Jan Leslie
Sterling Skull with Helmet Cufflinks
Sterling Marcasite and Pearl Shark Tooth Cufflinks by Jan Leslie
Sterling Marcasite and Pearl Shark Tooth Cufflinks
Golf Ball and Blue Tee Cuff Links
Golf Ball and Blue Tee Cuff Links
Sterling Pigs Fly Cufflinks by Jan Leslie
Sterling Pigs Fly Cufflinks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Called a visionary in her field, Jan Leslie continually redefines menswear with her vibrant hand-painted enamels and gorgeous semi-precious stone collections.  From beautiful classics to irreverent showstoppers, Leslie’s cufflinks are highly sought-after by stylish men.

 

Jan Leslie is well-known for her collection of sterling silver hand-painted enamel pieces that use artisanal methods to produce unique works with understated elegance.  According to their website, this “creative process begins with the study of the actual subject–insect, animal or otherwise. Next a wax prototype is sculpted then cast in sterling silver and polished smooth. The creation is then individualized through a technique of meticulously hand painting layers of enamel, creating the desired blend of color and luminescence.”

Rubber Ducky Bobble Head Cufflinks by Jan Leslie
Rubber Ducky Bobble Head Cufflinks
Sports Watch Cufflinks by Jan Leslie
Sports Watch Cufflinks
Green Frog Prince Cufflinks
Green Frog Prince Cufflinks
Sterling Onyx Striped Engravable Cufflinks by Jan Leslie
Sterling Onyx Striped Engravable Cufflinks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By reinterpreting and reimagining the world around her, Leslie creates beautiful works of art that reflect her spirit and imagination.  Because of the high-quality components, meticulous craftsmanship, and attention to details, Jan Leslie cufflinks are fun, playful, and fashionable accessories.  Every stylish (and slightly quirky) man should own at least one pair of these highly collectible cufflinks.  
Here at Cufflinks Depot, we want to ensure that you always have the best cufflinks and most sought-after designers to choose from.  We offer a large collection of Jan Leslie cufflinks here.  Our convenient online store allows you to shop from the comfort of home.  And with fast and free shipping on orders over $29, plus a free gift, we make it easy to dress with style and class (and sometimes even a bit of sass).

Lapel Pins: How to Choose and Wear Them

What is a Lapel Pin?

The lapel pin is a classic accessory that is an easy and cost-effective way to customize your attire and enhance your own personal style.  This small pin, usually worn on the lapel of a jacket, are often used as symbols of achievement and belonging in different organizations, as well as to to designate achievement and membership at certain businesses.  Collecting these pins has become a popular hobby for some as the number of designs has increased, and popular businesses like Disney have made pin collecting a social activity.  Here at Cufflinks Depot we also have a selection of lapel pins for you to choose from.

 

How Do I Choose a Lapel Pin?

These days, lapel pins come in all shapes and styles, and even quite a few sizes.  

 

The boutonniere:

This is a floral pin and the most formal option.  It features a small flower tucked into the buttonhole of your jacket.  This is most commonly seen at weddings, but it can also be worn for everyday occasions.

 

Long stem lapel pin
Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons

The long-stem pin:

This pin has a stick pin attachment and are usually made from metallic materials including gold, silver, and copper. They often feature designs with feathers, animal heads, arrows, and geometric shapes. 

 

Badge or Mini-pin:

This is what most people think of when they think of lapel pins, and it’s one of the most popular types of lapel pins.  Originally used in the military, in political movements, and for charity campaigns, this tiny pin is small and subtle so it doesn’t look like a brooch.  They often come enameled or with precious gems or stones.  They also come in a wide variety of shapes.

White Rose Lapel Pin
White Rose Lapel Pin
Domed Custom Lapel Pin
Domed Custom Lapel Pin
Enamel Superman Shield Lapel Pin
Enamel Superman Shield Lapel Pin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How Do I Wear a Lapel Pin?

Lapel pins should be properly placed on the jacket to avoid them looking tacky.  The video below gives some good information about how to wear one properly.

Ultimately, lapel pins are a fun way to add class and “dapper” to a suit.  They also give men an additional way to express their own personal style through their accessories.  Try one today, or give our service department a call for additional help.  We love to answer questions!

Choosing Stylish Prom Stud Sets

 

It’s spring time and love is in the air.  So is Senioritis, graduation, and PROM!  Yes, prom season is in full swing with seniors across the country dressing up in their finest to party the night away.  Young men everywhere will don a snazzy suit (and maybe even a bowtie) and head out to impress the world.  But the truly stylish guys know that you’re not fully dressed without a swanky stud set.

 

What is a Stud Set?

Many men don’t think about stud sets unless they’re in a wedding: a groom or groomsman.  However, stud sets are a great way to pull an outfit together.  A stud set is a decorative fastener that fits onto a buttonhole on the front of a pleated shirt, or onto the starched bib of a stiff-front shirt.  These shirts are specially made to use studs rather than (or in addition to) regular buttons.  Because of this, shirts with stud fasteners have a little extra glam factor.

 Sterling Skull & Crossbones Stud Set - for a themed prom
Sterling Skull & Crossbones Stud Set
Engraved Border Onyx Stud Set - for an elegant prom
Engraved Border Onyx Stud Set
Gold & Mother of Pearl Stud Set
Gold & Mother of Pearl Stud Set
Engravable Silver Stud Set
Engravable Silver Stud Set

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stud sets were first used in the mid-19th century, because some shirt fronts were too stiff to close with buttons. Today, they are usually worn in semi-formal and formal settings with heavily starched shirts. Stud sets can be made of any metal, and they’re often inlaid with a precious or semi-precious stone or pearl. You can see our entire collection here.  They can even be engraved like the ones in this collection.  We even have fun stud sets that are perfect for a themed prom (like the skull & crossbones pictured above).

 

Styling Your Stud Set

If you’re wearing a beautiful stud set, you’ll want to make sure you pick out a stylish pair of cufflinks to accentuate your look (if your stud set doesn’t already come with matching ones).  Try to match the metals of your sets for continuity, but feel free to be more playful with your cufflinks if that’s your personality.  You can even match your cufflinks to your date’s outfit, if you’d like.  Or, if the prom is extra formal, stick with something simple and classic.

 

BAADE Mother of Pearl Cufflinks
BAADE Mother of Pearl Cufflinks
Sterling Silver Navy Sunburst Engravable Cufflinks
Sterling Silver Navy Sunburst Engravable Cufflinks
Royal Blue Floral Design BAADE II Cufflinks
Royal Blue Floral Design BAADE II Cufflinks
18KT Vermeil Diagonal Striped Cufflinks by David Donahue
18KT Vermeil Diagonal Striped Cufflinks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once you’ve picked out your stud set and cufflinks, you’ll need to make sure you’re wearing them properly.  Here’s a handy video showing you how to attach your stud set and cufflinks:

 

Have Fun!

Prom only comes around once a year, and it’s a special night to enjoy with your friends.  Take this opportunity to step up your dress a little, show your class, and stand out of the crowd.  If you need help picking out the perfect set, give us a call – we’d love to help!  We also offer a free gift and free shipping on domestic orders over $29.

How to Care For and Clean Your Cufflinks

 

Cufflinks are a fun and beautiful piece of jewelry, but it’s important to care for them properly so they last your entire lifetime, and beyond!  Our guide below gives you some tips for to care for and clean your cufflinks.

 

Professional Services

The easiest way to clean your cufflinks is to take them to a qualified jeweler in your area.  Ideally, you want someone with some experience with cufflinks, but most jewelers have the equipment and know-how to get the job done.  Additionally, if you happen to scratch or scuff your cufflinks, a jeweler will be able to polish them back to perfection.

 

Another option is to contact the retailer where you purchased your cufflinks (we hope you bought them from us, and we’d love to help you if you have questions – please give us a call!).  They can point you in the direction of a reputable cufflinks cleaner or give you tips for doing it yourself.

 

At Home

Amber Enameled Clover Cufflinks - clean and care for your cufflinks
Amber Enameled Clover Cufflinks

 

If paying for a professional isn’t your preferred method, you can easily do most cleanings at home. However, the best way to care for your cufflinks is to wear them mindfully.

 

Cufflinks should be worn frequently to keep them in top condition.  While this may seem counter-intuitive, wearing your cufflinks helps keep them from tarnishing and gathering dust.  And, by keeping them where you see them frequently, it’s also easier to remember to care for them.

 

 

Deakin & Francis, a premiere cufflinks designer, suggests some tips for keeping your cufflinks in top condition:

  • Keep your cufflinks in a clean environment, separate from other jewelry. A cufflink box is ideal for keeping the cufflinks separate and clean.
  • Don’t take your cufflinks for a swim, chlorine can damage sterling silver and gold.
  • Keep a silver or gold polishing cloth in your desk drawer to wipe away office dust that may mark your cufflinks.
  • Don’t run over your cufflinks in the Ferrari, or drop them in a glass of G&T!

 

Sounds like some good advice!

 

Padded Leather Cufflinks Case
Padded Leather Cufflinks Case
Fiddleback Maple Wood Case - care for your cufflinks
Fiddleback Maple Wood Case
15 Pair Black Lacquer Box
15 Pair Black Lacquer Box

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Precious Metals & Gemstones

Polishing cloth

If you have cufflinks made of gold or silver, you can use a professional gold or silver cleaning solution or warm, soapy water and a soft cloth to gently clean them.  You can use an old soft-bristled toothbrush or professional cleaning brush to get into nooks and crannies, if necessary.  Made Man has step-by-step direction for cleaning vintage gold cufflinks that can give you more details on cleaning your jewelry with soapy water.

 

Clean sterling silver with a soft polishing cloth.

 

If you also have precious stones or pearls, you can use the same method, but be careful not to let them sit too long in the water.

 

Enameled & Stainless Steel

If your cufflinks are enameled or stainless steel, avoid using cleaning solutions, because it could ruin the solvents used to create them.  Instead, use a soft polishing cloth to gently rub them clean.  These items don’t generally require frequent cleaning, though.

 

Protect Your Cufflinks

Taking care of your cufflinks, long term, is easiest if you keep them in a jewelry box.  This helps prevent oxidation and tarnishing, which occurs as a reaction to oxygen.  This also helps to keep them away from heat and sunlight, which can also cause damage.  Ideally, you want to keep each pair in segmented compartments so they don’t scratch other jewelry items.  We have a large selection of cufflink boxes here and a selection of jewelry boxes here.

 

Men's Cufflink and Watch Case
Men’s Cufflink and Watch Case
16 Pair Black Leather Cufflinks Collector's Case
16 Pair Black Leather Cufflinks Collector’s Case
Teak Veneer Cufflink & Jewelry Box
Teak Veneer Cufflink & Jewelry Box

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Long Haul

If you take care of your cufflinks properly, and if you wear them frequently, they will be a wonderful heirloom to pass on to your future generation.  If you have questions about how to care for your cufflinks, please give us a call, and we’d be happy to assist you.

 


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