Luxury Bespoke Cufflinks
Cufflinks are often the only items of luxury jewellery that some men feel comfortable to wear in public, because regardless of the design, they are by their very nature, discreet. Therefore cufflinks often feature wildly extravagant designs including diamonds and coloured gemstones that wouldn't usually be worn by men.
Luxury handmade cufflinks
are the ultimate gift!
At Daniel Prince we can design and handcraft a unique pair of luxury cufflinks to suit any occasion, whether its for a wedding, an anniversary or just a luxury gift to complement a new suit or shirt. If you want to spoil your man (or woman!), then giving a pair of luxury handmade cufflinks is the ultimate gift.
We can handcraft cufflinks in a choice of metals such as Sterling Silver Cufflinks, Platinum Cufflinks, Gold Cufflinks and also include diamonds and other precious gemstones, as well as personalised engraving and heraldic crests and coats of arms.
The unique cufflinks showcased here are examples of the various styles and gemstone combinations available. Let them inspire you! Contact us to discuss your requirements and we can design something truly unique and one-of-a-kind for you. Prices range from as little as £200. The only limit is is your imagination!
Cufflinks first appeared in the early 1600s, as a personal adornment usually reserved for the higher social classes. By the middle of the 1800s during the Industrial Revolution, the development of precious metal electroplating meant that cufflinks became affordable to the masses.
Luxury Cufflinks are the ultimate sign of sartorial sophistication. Cufflinks can reveal your hidden personality and add a splash of colour to even the most conservative of shirts. Bespoke Luxury Cufflinks are functional works of art that bind the sleeve of a French (double) cuff shirt and replace the standard buttons. It is important to understand what types of cufflink backs are offered so you can make an informed choice.
Cufflinks are most commonly made of either sterling silver or gold. The classic cufflink styles are plain with no design on them at all in readiness to be engraved, either with the recipients initials, or a family crest etc. These styles of cufflinks are readily available and inexpensive. Plain cufflinks can be used with any kind of dress because they have no design on them (a big advantage of the plain cufflink). If you want to be more adventurous you can have bespoke cufflinks set with beautiful coloured gemstones such as ruby, emerald and sapphire.
When most people hear the term cufflink they think of the traditional T-bar style (or swivel). These cufflinks are secured by a swivel bar (or T-bar) that is mounted on the back of the cufflink. T-shape cufflinks are the most common and popular because they are the easiest to insert into your cuff, and they require the least amount of dexterity to fix into place.
Bullet Back, Toggle and Swivel Closures
The bullet back cufflink and toggle back cufflink are the easiest cufflink to put on because they only require the one hand, and are therefore the most common cufflink design. The back is in the shape of a bullet or bar hinged between two posts.
The bar or bullet is flipped vertically, to make it easy to insert through the button holes of the cuff. Once the cufflink is in place, the bar is easily flipped back to the horizontal position, thereby securing the cufflink in place.
Whale Back Closure
This style works in a similar fashion to the Bullet or T-bar, and has a straight post with a flat “whale tail” attached at the end.
The whale tail closure flips flat against the post to allow the cufflink to be inserted into the button hole of the cuff, and can easily be flipped back again with one hand to secure the cufflink in place.
The fixed backing is a solid extension of the cufflink and therefore the face, cufflink post and backing are usually one single solid piece. The backing does not move and depending on its shape (round, square, pointed etc.) it could be a little harder to insert into the shirt button hole.
Since there are no moving parts, this design is more durable in the long run. The fixed back cufflink can come in a reversible design as well, with a design on both the face and the back, giving you scope to switch the cuff around depending on which side you wanted to feature.
The chain link cufflink is the original classic cufflink design.
This design has two sides of the cufflink that are joined together with a short chain. Chain link cufflinks take longer to put on because they require a little more finger agility to thread it through the button hole of the cuff.
The benefit of this traditional cufflink design is that there is something attractive to look at on both sides of the cuff. The chain is usually slightly more flexible than the fixed or swivel type cufflinks, and allows for a looser cuff. These cufflinks are also reversible.
Ball return backings can come in chain link or fixed styles. The ball is simply a more attractive backing than the bullet or swivel type closures, but can also be slightly trickier to insert into the button holes.
Daniel Prince can assist you in creating custom made engraved cuffinks for any occasion including weddings, anniversary, birthdays, christenings or any other requirement. Our experienced engraver can engrave dates, names, initials or any other kind of writing on the cufflinks.
Everything is hand-engraved so there are no set fonts or styles, if you have a particular font or style of writing that you would like your cufflinks to be engraved with, send us an email with the details
Custom made engraved cufflinks can be delivered within 2-3 working days, and each pair of cufflinks purchased is presented in their own individual gift box.