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Cufflink Engraving

Blondie87

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I recently picked up a new set of silver double sided cufflinks. I have a pair of cufflinks from my grandfather with his initials and thought that I’d like to have one with mine that I could hand down one day. When you get cufflinks engraved do you engrave both sides or only one side? I’ve been thinking there are pros and cons of each. Right now I’m leaning towards only one side that way they can be worn two different ways, initials on the outside or plain on the outside depending on how I’m feeling. Anybody know what’s usually done? Attached is a pic of the cufflinks. Thanks!
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KotaB

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I recently picked up a new set of silver double sided cufflinks. I have a pair of cufflinks from my grandfather with his initials and thought that I’d like to have one with mine that I could hand down one day. When you get cufflinks engraved do you engrave both sides or only one side? I’ve been thinking there are pros and cons of each. Right now I’m leaning towards only one side that way they can be worn two different ways, initials on the outside or plain on the outside depending on how I’m feeling. Anybody know what’s usually done? Attached is a pic of the cufflinks. Thanks!
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I would do both sides.
 

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I recently picked up a new set of silver double sided cufflinks. I have a pair of cufflinks from my grandfather with his initials and thought that I’d like to have one with mine that I could hand down one day. When you get cufflinks engraved do you engrave both sides or only one side? I’ve been thinking there are pros and cons of each. Right now I’m leaning towards only one side that way they can be worn two different ways, initials on the outside or plain on the outside depending on how I’m feeling. Anybody know what’s usually done? Attached is a pic of the cufflinks. Thanks!
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Either way would be fine. Engraving both ends would add symmetry, since the inner side is usually visible throughout the day, but your idea would add to their versatility.

The trouble is that this type of cufflink is usually meant to be engraved by its very form - either with initials, a family crest, or a small bit of artistry of some sort. You can't go for the crest unless you're entitled to one, so that leaves the others to consider.
 

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