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Cuff Link Damage

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by California Dreamer, Apr 24, 2007.

  1. cptjeff

    cptjeff Well-Known Member

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    Damascene cufflinks, you say? Here's a spanish example:

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    Perfect for wearing on a day where you know you're going to lose, but when it's worth fighting the battle anyway. :)
     
  2. deveandepot1

    deveandepot1 Well-Known Member

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    Anyone know where I could find some Dachshund(Wiener Dog)related cufflinks? They need to be pretty nice. Sterling silver would be best.
     
  3. Kent Wang

    Kent Wang Well-Known Member

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    I just had a dream where all my cuff links had toggles—on both sides. How surreal and nightmarish—Kafkaesque, even.

    A dachshund would make for a great double-sided cuff link, head on one side, rear on the other. Instead of a connecting bar it's just the dog's torso. It's perfect since it's such a tubular creature. If enough people think this is a good idea I'll go ahead and make it.
     
  4. FlaneurNYC

    FlaneurNYC Well-Known Member

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    ^ On ebay, I bid on a vintage example of that exact design done in gold. I've also seen reverse-painted intaglio crystal cufflinks that are double-sided with different views of the dachshund on either side.

    I'm a dachshund owner and have a pair by Paul Smith. It's a copper dachshund with an old-school toggle back. I prefer double-sided links, but these were a gift.
     
  5. LabelKing

    LabelKing Well-Known Member

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    Bespoke 18kt cufflinks made out of vintage 18kt human dental gold. Rather heavy at more than 22 grams of 18kt gold.

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  6. TheTukker

    TheTukker Well-Known Member

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    Dental gold - why?
     
  7. Jerome

    Jerome Well-Known Member

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    Maybe for their obsceneness and provenience...? The gold we wear could have immense histories- it could have been consecutively in an Egyptian tomb, around a monarch's neck and a Nazi stronghold...

    Silver; gold plated on the back:
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  8. bboysdontcryy

    bboysdontcryy Well-Known Member

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    My jeweller just sent me a digital mock-up of the cufflinks he'll be making me.

    Burmese jade
    Diamonds

    Question: Should I have the cufflinks crafted in this blend of gold and silver colour, or would it look better if it's entirely in gold?

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  9. Gwarg

    Gwarg Well-Known Member

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    I think entirely in silver would look best. Entirely in gold is better than the blend though IMO
     
  10. TheTukker

    TheTukker Well-Known Member

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    +2
     
  11. bboysdontcryy

    bboysdontcryy Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys. Going for white gold (or rhodium plated silver).
     
  12. bboysdontcryy

    bboysdontcryy Well-Known Member

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    Received these two pictures in the mail. They'll make it up in wax, and then cast it. When I first saw it in my mail I thought they had made the cufflinks entirely out of jade.

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  13. GusW

    GusW Well-Known Member

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    I was in my friends shop in the Rockridge area of Oakland today. He is a jewelry and home decor designer from Paris (where he did projects for many luxury brands). These are his new cuff links. Available at Le Kube + Studio Oakland:


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  14. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Well-Known Member

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    How is this coming along?

    Finished yet?
     
  15. chevron

    chevron Well-Known Member

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    Zer vos a huge zurplus at zee time (der 40s) und zee bargains could not be vithstood
     
  16. davesmith

    davesmith Well-Known Member

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    Just discovered Begum Khan, has makes some incredible stuff.

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