The United State’s Independence Day is only a few days away! It’s when we commemorate and celebrate the day in 1776 when the 13 American colonies adopted the Declaration of Independence, stating that the colonies were a new nation and no longer a part of Great Britain’s empire. Typically it’s a day of celebrating with cook outs, beer, fireworks, and lots of red, white, and blue! It’s a day to show off your patriotic style with some fun cuff links.
Proud to Be an American
You can show your patriotism this fourth of July with all kinds of symbols. From the flag to the eagle to the steak off the grill, there are lots of different cufflinks to choose from. You can explore the entire collection here, and then you can sport your cufflinks wherever you want.
National Pride, Even If You’re Not an American
If you aren’t from the United States, that’s okay! We have lots of different ways that you can celebrate the country that you’re from. One of our most popular ways to do this is with our flag collection:
Celebrate With Style!
With so many options it’s difficult to pick the best look for you! So, feel free to give our support team a call, and they’d be happy to chat with you about what options would be most appropriate for you.
Father’s Day, as a national U.S. holiday, is over 100 years old, but did you know that it’s celebrated all around the world? It’s not just America that celebrates the important men in our lives. Below are 10 traditions from around the world (courtesy of Personal Creations):
A time-honored tradition on Father’s Day (at least in America) is to give fathers a tie on Father’s Day. If you plan on continuing this tradition, you should also plan to include a tie pin or tie clip to keep his new tie from flying away or falling into things. You can see all our styles here.
2. The Cufflink
Women get jewelry, and men get cufflinks. These cuff links are both practical and stylish, and they’re a great way to thank your father for the parts of his personality that you’re most thankful for. With cufflinks in many different styles; with or without precious metals, gem stones, or enamel; engravable; and more, you’re sure to find one that fits his perfectly. We have thousands to choose from!
3. The Cufflink Case
If you’ve gotten your dad cufflinks in the past, then maybe what he needs most is a safe and beautiful place to put them. Get him an elegant cuff link case that protects his jewelry so that it always looks fabulous, whenever he needs it. We have cases and boxes in every size!
4. The Humidor
Another time-honored tradition is to smoke a cigar when celebrating. And why shouldn’t dads celebrate on their special day? This Father’s Day, give your father a humidor to protect his celebratory cigars, keeping them at the perfect humidity level, so they’re always in the perfect condition. See more here.
5. The Money Clip
Dads around the world are the giver of good things, and their children know it! They come asking for a little cash, whether it’s to head to the movies with friends or to buy that new phone. Giving your father a money clip will show him how much you appreciate his hard work (and his generosity in handing it out to you!), and it will keep his money stylishly safe. You can see our entire collection here.
Our Father’s Day Gift to You
Regardless of the gift you choose, and to make it even easier, we have a gift for all the dads out there. Use the code: FORDAD15 and receive 15% off! If you can’t find the perfect gift, please call us and our friendly support team will help you. Enjoy this chance to remind your dad how important he is and how thankful you are for him!
Memorial Day is the day when we honor and remember the fallen heroes who have given everything to help keep America free and preserve the American way of life. And although Memorial Day has come and gone, we don’t forget our heroes, even after it’s over. What a great time to consider some great gifts for the heroes you know.
The Military Hero
The most obvious hero is the military hero. This man or woman has served in one of the branches of the Armed Forces. They’ve worked hard and been selfless in putting their life on the line for our nation. Celebrate these amazing men and women with a pair of cufflinks that honors them for their service.
First responders are often the unsung heroes who are forgotten until tragedy strikes. Whether responding to a house fire, rushing to a health emergency, or working to prevent and stop crime, these heroes have a tough and often thankless job. Show these heroes that you remember and appreciate their service with a pair of cufflinks that celebrates them.
Sometimes our heroes are more subtle. They may be the neighbor that helps watch our for your kids while they play. Or maybe they’re the teacher who works hard to encourage and educate their students. Or maybe they’re the social worker who checks in to make sure families are supported. There are so many everyday heroes that impact our lives. Why not show them how amazing they are. Remind then that they are the more practical versions of the super heroes they read about or watch.
We Want to Help You, Too
If you can’t find the perfect way to honor or celebrate your heroes, give us a call. Our support heroes love to serve you and help you to find exactly what you’re looking for. Give us a call today!
The school year is drawing to a close, and this year’s class of 2018 is getting ready to graduate! Excited families everywhere are prepping graduation gowns, finding their suits and dresses, and wrapping gifts for the new grads. This year, send your favorite graduate off in style by getting them a gift they can use for years to come.
Celebrate Graduation Day
To show your appreciation for all the hard work your graduate has done, and to commemorate this momentous occasion, consider getting them a pair of cufflinks that highlights this important event. They can wear these with pride at graduation and afterwards.
Perhaps you have a favorite teacher who has done amazing things for your students. You could consider gifting him (or her) some cuff links that will remind them of how great they truly are.
Give a Timeless Treasure
Some gifts last forever, and an engravable gift is one such thing. You can choose an engravable set of cufflinks (we have hundreds of classy and sassy styles to choose from), an engravable money clip (a practical option), or even options that allow the lucky grad to store their files and secrets.
Celebrate the School
Whether your student is graduating from high school and heading off to college, or whether they’re graduating college and heading off to work, you can celebrate this accomplishment with a pair of school cufflinks. You can celebrate their graduation to higher education with a pair from their intended college or university.
Or you can celebrate their achievement of making it through college or university and out into the bigger world. Check out our career-themed cuff links.
Whatever You Do, Celebrate Graduation
Regardless of the age of your student, the school, or their grades, take the time to enjoy this occasion. Graduation doesn’t come every day, and marking it with a lasting gift is one way of reminding yourself (or your loved one) of how hard they worked, how much they’ve accomplished, and how proud you are of them.
As always, if you can’t find the perfect pair, give us a call, and we’ll be happy to help you!
Our modern version of Mothers Day was started in 1908 when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her own mother who had been a peace activist in the American Civil War. Her campaign to have a nationally recognized day honoring mothers finally came to fruition in 1914, when President Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation designating the second Sunday of May as an official national holiday.
Today mothers are celebrates with cards, flowers, and breakfast in bed (hopefully), along with gifts reminding them how cherished they are.
A Poet Remembers
Born in Ireland in 1873, and brought to America as a child, Lola Ridge (born Rose Emily Ridge) wrote a poem that was ahead of its time and considered “anarchist” by some. She writes about a mothers’ love and its power to transform things into beauty, a woman who sees her children for what they can be and magnifies it until they can see it, too.
Mother by Lola Ridge (1873-1941)
Your love was like moonlight
turning harsh things to beauty,
so that little wry souls
reflecting each other obliquely
as in cracked mirrors . . .
beheld in your luminous spirit
their own reflection,
transfigured as in a shining stream,
and loved you for what they are not.
You are less an image in my mind
than a luster
I see you in gleams
pale as star-light on a gray wall . . .
evanescent as the reflection of a white swan
shimmering in broken water.
Celebrate Your Mom This Mother’s Day
This year, celebrate your mom with something different. Forego the flowers and get her something that will last. Perhaps that gift is an extraordinary pair of cufflinks that show off her personality or her favorite child (you, of course!), a lapel pin to wear with her favorite jacket, or even a jewelry box to store her treasures in.
Regardless of the role your mom plays, whether she’s your birth mom, your adopted mom, or a mother-figure in your life, celebrate her this Mothers Day with something meaningful that lets her know just how special she is to you.
In 2003, the US Congress showed its support for financial literacy in America by passing a resolution that made the month of April Financial Literacy Month. Although several states already had their own month to highlight the importance of financial literacy, it was made official when it passed the Senate unanimously.
Today, companies and organizations around the country take time this month to educate the nation about the importance of understanding their finances and understanding how money works.
So, this week, to celebrate all things money and finance related, we’re going to look at some of the options here at Cufflinks Depot that will help you focus on your financial world this month.
Know Where Your Money Goes
Although not many people carry cash these days, it’s still important to make sure you have a place to carry your cards, your ID, and other important documents (like insurance and such). We offer to options: a handsome wallet and sexy money clips. Although which one you choose is entirely your preference, it’s always nice to have options.
Know Your Options
Once you know you’ve got your money handled, take a moment to take stock of your fashion. Cuff links give you the perfect opportunity to show off your financial savvy by wearing some subtle (or not) money-themed jewelry. Whether you’re flaunting blinged-out dollars or more subtle coins, this is the perfect time to pick up something to remind you why you head out to work each day (at least one of the reasons).
We’re Here for You
We’d love to help you find what you’re looking for. If there’s something you have in mind, but you don’t see it, give us a call or use our chat. Our amazing support team will do everything they can to make sure you’re happy.
The skull is arguably one of the most popular symbols to grace our cars, bodies, and clothes. They can be found on stickers and signage. And, of course, they can be found as cufflinks.
A Little Lesson in Symbolism
Most obviously, skulls are associated with death and mortality. You can find skulls carved into the headstones in many European and American cemeteries. However, often you’ll find these skulls paired with a set of wings, bringing a bit of hope for life after death.
In Mexico, skulls are painted with beautiful designs for the Day of the Dead holiday.
Bikers often tattoo skulls on their arms to symbolize cheating death. While some ancient kings drank from skulls commemorating their triumph over their enemies.
According to some sources, some religions like Hinduism connect skulls to the idea of time and the natural progression of all things, as well as to the idea of death being conquered by a deity. In Buddhism they are embraced as a symbol of emptiness, a quality of the universe, and not something to be feared.
Clearly this symbol has many different meanings, from life to death to luck.
The Skull and Crossbones
This symbol was made most famous by legendary pirates who hoisted their black flags with the “Jolly Roger” above their ships as they plundered the seas, made famous by the infamous Blackbeard. You can find it in history books and, most memorably, in movies such as The Pirates of the Caribbean.
The skull and crossbones symbol can also mean danger or poison, and you’ll often find it on material safety warnings.
Have a Little Fun
While many skull symbols are connected to death, these days they can also be whimsical and playful. So, you can have fun with your skull, dressing it up or blinging it out.
Regardless of what you’re looking for, we’re here to help. If you can’t find the perfect pair, we’d love to talk to you. Give us a call and our amazing support team will work to find exactly what you’re looking for.
There are many options for cufflink lovers, particularly those involving noble metals. However, precious and semi-precious stones take the elegant cuff link and step it up a notch.
Where Do These Precious & Semi-Precious Stones Come From?
Anything that’s not a diamond, ruby, sapphire, or emerald is considered a semi-precious stone. That doesn’t mean they’re less valuable; it’s just easier to find them because there are more of them.
Most precious and semi-precious stones form in the earth’s crust (the top layer of the earth). The different types of stones come from different types of rocks. High pressure of tectonic plate movement causes chemical changes sometimes resulting in crystal structures.
Mother-of-pearl is produced by mollusks, particularly oysters and abalones, as they coat and protect the inside of their shells from parasites and other irritants. It’s similar to a pearl, except it comes from the shell. This beautiful, iridescent material is often used in cuff links because it’s elegant and subtle.
Emeralds, Sapphires, and Rubies, oh my!
Some of the most popular precious stones to use are emeralds, sapphires, and rubies. These stones are often used as detailing or accents, and sometimes they come in surprising colors. For example, a cufflink may have a yellow sapphire instead of the typical blue sapphire. Regardless, these stones can be elegant and whimsical.
Diamonds are Girl’s (and Guy’s) Best Friend
Probably the most popular and most sought-after precious stone is the diamond. Used in many different ways in cuff links and stud sets, these beautiful stones make everything more stunning.
Whatever You Choose, Be Authentic
It doesn’t matter which precious or semi-precious stone you choose. You can even mix and match. However, make sure you’re buying from a reputable dealer, like Cufflinks Depot, so you know you’re getting a genuine product. We have a great selection of precious and semi-precious stone products for you, and our helpful support team is here if you can’t find something.
Gold is beautiful, rich, and elegant. It is a precious metal that has long been the symbol of wealth, and it is stockpiled by nations and investors. You can find it as the basis for the strongest currencies in the world and locked up in Fort Knox. You can also find it in some of the finest jewelry in the world, worn by men and women alike.
There are many types of gold: white, yellow, 14 karat, and 18 karat, among them. What differentiates each of these and how do you know which is the best?
White gold is similar in make up to yellow gold, but it combines pure gold with nickel. The nickel is what gives it its color: a yellowish-gray. Because people want their jewelry to be beautiful and shiny, white gold is almost always rhodium plated to make it shine. Rhodium is a bright silver, extremely expensive metal that is electroplated on top of other metals.
Yellow gold is a combination of pure gold, copper, and silver. The percentage of pure gold to these other metals is what gives it the designation of being 14 karat (14/24 parts pure gold), 18 karat (18/24 parts pure gold), or 24 karat (100% pure gold). Because pure gold is too soft to be made into durable jewelry, 14 karat gold is the most popular and widely used yellow gold alloy when it comes to jewelry making.
At Cufflinks Depot we offer a wide range of gold cuff links for men and for women. There’s something for you no matter what your price range and no matter what your style. Our cufflinks range from simple to ornate, and we have cuff links by a wide variety of the top designers.
Luxurious Gold Options
Affordable Gold Cufflinks
Fun & Playful Gold Cufflinks
Rose Gold Options
And So Much More
Even if none of the cuff link ideas above struck a chord, our collection of gold cufflinks is huge with over 600 cufflinks and counting! We also have unique and collectible items like the ones below.
Customized & Personalized
If you still need something different or you want something that’s completely unique or personalized, give us a call. We can do custom cufflinks and other unique items. Our support team is happy to help you!
On March 4th, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences will hold their annual Academy Awards award show, also knows as the Oscars. It’s later than usual this year, so that it doesn’t conflict with the 2018 Winter Olympics. That means you have more time to upgrade your fashion before the Oscars Party!
A Little Oscars History
The Academy Awards (Oscars) are a set of 24 awards for artistic and technical distinction in the United States film industry, given annually to recognize excellence in cinematic achievements. First created in 1929, each category winner is awarded a copy of a golden statuette which has become commonly known by its nickname “Oscar”. Hence, “The Oscars.”
The Academy Awards’ first broadcast in 1930 was actually a radio broadcast, and only became televised in the 1950s. It is the oldest worldwide entertainment awards ceremony, and it is televised in over 200 countries (and streamed online to many more).
This year, during the ceremony, the AMPAS will award Oscars in 24 categories, most notably Best Motion Picture, Best Actor, and Best Actress.
So How Do You Party?
One of the best traditions to accompany this fabulous awards ceremony is that of the Oscars Party. Friends and family gather to admire the elegance of the celebrities as they walk down the red carpet, while marveling at the women’s beautiful gowns. And they place bets on who the big winners will be.
When you make your grand entrance, even if it’s not on the red carpet (but especially if it is), you want to make a statement. Whether you’re wearing a formal jacket or not, whether you’re wearing a tuxedo or not, you can celebrate the film industry with the perfect pair of cufflinks.
Film Forward Cuff Links
Your love of film is matched only by your love of a great Oscars party! You should be wearing cuff links that show off your fanaticism. If you can recite the winners of past Oscars, you need these now!
Modern Cuff Links
Maybe sleek and modern is your thing. Or perhaps is the appeal of something shiny. Regardless, if your goal is to look sharp and chic, you’ll want to explore these elegant options:
Stay Classy, Baby
Nothing comes close to the classics, whether it’s a good black-and-white film or the cut of your clothes. Some things never go out of style, and you intend to always be in fashion. If keeping with the tried-and-true is more your thing, these cuff links may be just what you’re looking for:
Your Own Personal Stylist
You may know exactly what you’re looking for, but if you can’t find it, or if you need some suggestions, give us a call and our knowledgeable support team will be happy to help you with your search. They want to make sure your entrance at the party is a grand entrance, indeed!