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Cufflink Metals?

Lafont

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Some opinions please regarding wearing a vintage pair of sterling silver or silvertone, decorative, two-sided cufflinks with a gold or gold-plated watch with leather strap and a gold wedding band? I got my ring in yellow gold - pretty standard in 1976 - but because of that always favored gold or gold-plated watches (usually with leather strap) and gold cufflinks but maybe the cufflings' being gold isn't that important?

I found these cufflinks in an antique shop on my birthday yesterday and they met my criteria of being the really old type - two piece, with one plain silver oval and the other larger and very decorative but both to show, are in very good condition, and were a decent price. Only after I purchased them I recalled oops - I haven't been buying silver-looking cufflinks because of my ring and watch.

Should I care?
 

Cant kill da Rooster

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I have always favoured only wearing colour metal (silver in my case) but I don't think it's a rule. At least not one most people would notice.
 

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The only markings I find on these wonderful cufflinks are on the tiny bridges connecting the two links. On the sides one says "B.M." and the other says "M.M." Any idea what that could signify?
 

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There is no reason you would have to match your cufflinks to your ring or your watch. You have my permission to mix colours with these items.
 

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Originally Posted by Cant kill da Rooster
I have always favoured only wearing colour metal (silver in my case) but I don't think it's a rule. At least not one most people would notice.

I am with you on both counts.
 

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Now that I look more carefully at my cuff links I got in January, they don't look all that silver after all! Compared with my sterling silver Tiffany key ring, for example, they look positively goldish - about as gold as my 1962 gold-plated Elgiln sportsman watch.
Now I'm thinking they have some sort of gold wash or are actually gold-plated. They're currently on eBay, in case anyone's interested (I go by "oliverpeoples"), or I may just keep them and consider them basically "gold' after all.

 

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