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Michael Kanners Black Tahitian Pearl Dress Set
By Michael Kanners
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Very fine, and rare, Tahitian, black, keshi pearl dress set. Expertly mounted in 18kt white gold, each of the settings is made for the individual pearl. Undoubtedly one of a kind. ...
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2010s Contemporary Cufflinks

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Pearl, 18k Gold

Michael Kanners White Baroque Keshi Pearl Dress Set
By Michael Kanners
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Forming spontaneously during the culturing process, keshi pearls are often considered to be the ultimate treasures. They exhibit higher luster than other pearls and their unique sha...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Cufflinks

Materials

Cultured Pearl, 18k Gold

K. Uyeda Pearl Mother of Pearl Gold Cufflinks Stud Dress Set
Located in Boca Raton, FL
14k gold cufflinks and studs set, crafted by K. Uyeda, set with mother of pearl top and pearl in the center. Cufflink top measures 14mm in diameter, stud top is 9mm in diameter. Mark...
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20th Century Cufflinks

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Pearl, 14k Gold

Trianon Pearl Diamond Gold Cufflinks Stud Dress Set
By Trianon
Located in Boca Raton, FL
18k gold cufflinks and studs set by Trianon with pearl top and diamonds. Cufflink top is 12mm x 12mm, stud top is 12mm x 11mm. weight - 13gr
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21st Century and Contemporary Cufflinks

Materials

Diamond, Pearl, 18k Gold

Edwardian English 9 Carat Rose Gold Mother of Pearl Dress Set in Box
Located in Lexington, KY
This is a stunning Edwardian white tie dress set in 9 carat rose gold with mother of pearl panels that is in its original box! The links and studs have an excellent button design wit...
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Vintage 1910s Edwardian Cufflinks

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14k Gold, Rose Gold

  • Edwardian English 9 Carat Rose Gold Mother of Pearl Dress Set in Box
  • Edwardian English 9 Carat Rose Gold Mother of Pearl Dress Set in Box
  • Edwardian English 9 Carat Rose Gold Mother of Pearl Dress Set in Box
  • Edwardian English 9 Carat Rose Gold Mother of Pearl Dress Set in Box
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W 2.75 in. D 0.75 in. Dm 0.6 in. L 3.88 in.
Trianon Sapphire Pearl Gold Cufflink Stud Dress Set
By Trianon
Located in Boca Raton, FL
18k gold Trianon cufflinks with pearl and sapphires. Cufflink top measures 11mm x 10mm, stud top - 14mm in diameter. weight of the set - 14.8gr
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Late 20th Century Modern Cufflinks

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Blue Sapphire, Pearl, 18k Gold

Marsh & Co. 1950s Pearl Steel and Gold Dress Set
Located in New York, NY
A Mid-20th Century patinated steel and gold dress set with cultured pearls by Marsh. The full dress set is composed of double sided cuff links, three dress studs and two dress button...
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Vintage 1950s Art Deco Cufflinks

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Cultured Pearl, Stainless Steel, 18k Gold

Art Deco Rock Crystal Pearl Gold Black Tie Dress Set
Located in New York, NY
This stunning set features a hexagonal rock crystal design with a black onyx border with a pearl set in the middle all set in 18k white gold. One would be hard pressed to find a more...
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Vintage 1930s Art Deco Cufflinks

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Crystal, Pearl, 18k Gold

Marsh & Company Gold, Oxidized Steel and Cultured Pearl Cufflinks Dress Set
By Marsh & Co.
Located in San Rafael, CA
Beautiful, original and highly collectible G.T. Marsh & Company dress set comprised of cufflinks and two matching shirt studs in oxidized steel with round, white cultured pearls and ...
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Mid-20th Century Art Deco Cufflinks

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Cultured Pearl, Gold, 14k Gold, White Gold, Steel

Marsh & Company Gold, Oxidized Steel and Cultured Pearl Cufflinks Dress Set
By Marsh & Co.
Located in San Rafael, CA
Beautiful, original and highly collectible G.T. Marsh & Company dress set comprised of cufflinks and three matching shirt studs in oxidized steel with round, white cultured pearls an...
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Mid-20th Century Art Deco Cufflinks

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Cultured Pearl, Steel, Gold, 14k Gold, White Gold

Vintage Mother of Pearl and Pearl 14 Karat Gold Gents Dress Set
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
A fine and impressive vintage mother of pearl, pearl, 14 karat white gold and 14 karat yellow gold, cufflink and collar stud, gents dress set - boxed; part of our diverse vintage jew...
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Vintage 1950s Cufflinks

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14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Art Deco 9 Kt White Gold Onyx and Pearl Cufflink and Button Tuxedo Dress Set
By Mappin & Webb
Located in Windsor Forest, Berkshire
An Art Deco 9 Kt white gold onyx and pearl Gentleman's cufflink and button tuxedo dress set, comprising a pair of cufflinks, four buttons and two collar studs. The 12 mm octagonal li...
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Vintage 1930s Art Deco Cufflinks

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Onyx, Pearl, White Gold

Tiffany & Co Art Deco Cufflink Dress Set in 14K Gold & Platinum with Seed Pearls
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A very fine Tiffany & Co. Art Deco period dress set. Comprising a pair of cufflinks, 4 shirt buttons, and 3 collar studs. Each platinum topped on 14 karat yellow gold with small ro...
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Early 20th Century Art Deco Cufflinks

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Pearl, 14k Gold, Platinum

Mother of Pearl, Sapphire and Blue Enamel Cufflink and Dress Set in 18 Karat
Located in London, GB
A lovely set of mother-of-pearl, sapphire and blue enamel cufflinks and dress studs in 18k yellow gold. The set consists of a beautiful pair of round double-sided bar chain cufflin...
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2010s Modern Cufflinks

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Pearl, Sapphire, Blue Sapphire, Enamel, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Art Deco 18 Kt White Gold and 9 Kt Yellow Gold and Pearl Tuxedo Dress Set
Located in Windsor Forest, Berkshire
An Art Deco 18 Kt white gold and 9 Kt yellow gold Gentleman's cufflink and button tuxedo dress set. The square mother of pearl links with 18 karat engine turned white gold to the sid...
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Vintage 1930s Art Deco Cufflinks

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Pearl, White Gold, Yellow Gold

Art Deco 18 Kt White Gold and 9 Karat Yellow Gold and Pearl Tuxedo Dress Set
Located in Windsor Forest, Berkshire
An Art Deco 18 kt white gold and 9 karat yellow gold Gentleman's cufflink and button tuxedo dress set. The square mother of pearl links with 18 kt engine turned white gold to the sid...
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Vintage 1930s Art Deco Cufflinks

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Pearl, White Gold, Yellow Gold

Vintage Krementz Mother of Pearl and Diamond Dress Set, circa 1930s
By Krementz & Co
Located in London, GB
A beautiful 1930's mother of pearl and diamond dress set by the famed Krementz company set in 14k yellow gold and platinum. All the components are square panels of mother of pearl,...
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Vintage 1930s Cufflinks

Materials

Diamond, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

White Gold Sapphire and Mother of Pearl Men’s Dress Stud Set, circa 1956
Located in Lancashire, Oldham
A stylish Art Deco style period set of men’s 9 karat white gold dress studs set with square cut, faceted applied sapphires and Mother of Pearl checkerboard insets. Comprising a pair ...
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Vintage 1950s Modernist Cufflinks

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Sapphire, 9k Gold, White Gold, Silver

18 Kt White & 9 Kt Yellow Gold Mother of Pearl Cufflink & Button Dress Set
Located in Windsor Forest, Berkshire
An 18 Kt white gold & 9 Kt yellow gold and Mother of pearl Gentleman's tuxedo cufflink and button dress set, comprising a pair of cufflinks, four buttons and two studs. The circular ...
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Late 20th Century Modern Cufflinks

Materials

White Gold, Yellow Gold

Krementz 14 Karat Gold and Mother of Pearl Cufflinks and Button Dress Set
By Krementz & Co
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A great, vintage Krementz dress set. Comprised of a pair of cufflinks and 3 buttons in 14k gold and set with a purple to black iridescent Mother of Pearl. A smart dress set from Kr...
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Early 20th Century Edwardian Cufflinks

Materials

Gold

Tiffany & Co. Yellow Gold Mother of Pearl Men's Cufflinks and Dress Studs Set
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in New York, NY
This marvelous Tiffany & Co. men's Cufflink and Dress Studs set is crafted in mother-of-pearl and yellow gold, and comes in its original box. It is marked 14K 585 and is in pristine ...
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Vintage 1970s Art Deco Cufflinks

Art Deco 14 Karat Yellow Gold Mother of Pearl 9 Piece White Tie Dress Set
Located in Lexington, KY
This magnificent Art Deco set is a full 9 piece white tie dress set in 14k yellow gold with stunning iridescent mother of pearl panels. The mother of pearl panels are framed by engra...
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Vintage 1920s Art Deco Cufflinks

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14k Gold, White Gold, Yellow Gold

Art Deco Style 18 Karat Gold Sapphire and Diamond Cufflink Dress Set
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A very fine Art Deco Style cufflink and button set. Comprised of 4 shirt buttons and a pair of cufflinks. In platinum-topped 18k gold and set with diamonds, sapphires, and mother o...
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20th Century Art Deco Cufflinks

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Diamond, Pearl, Sapphire, Gold, 18k Gold

1900s Pearl Mother of Pearl Gold Platinum Dress Set
Located in Stamford, CT
1900’s men’s dress set with Platinum rims, 14k yellow gold with natural patina, natural pearl centers and black Mother of Pearl tops. 2 double sided cuff links, 4 waist coat studs an...
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Antique Early 1900s Cufflinks

Materials

Pearl, 14k Gold, Platinum, Yellow Gold

Erwin Pearl Sapphire Gold Diamond Cufflinks Tie Tack Dress Set
By Erwin Pearl
Located in Boca Raton, FL
A pair 18k yellow gold cufflinks and tie tack set with approximately 2.00ctw of GH/VS diamonds and sapphire cabochons. Cufflinks measure 20mm x 15mm, tie tack 15mm x 11mm. The weig...
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20th Century Cufflinks

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Diamond, Sapphire, 18k Gold

Sapphire and Mother-of-Pearl Dress-Set
Located in London, GB
An Art Deco sapphire and mother-of-pearl dress-set, comprising a pair of cufflinks, with four buttons and three collar studs, with round, faceted sapphires in the centre, surrounded ...
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Vintage 1920s Art Deco Cufflinks

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Sapphire, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Larter & Sons Platinum, Gold, Onyx and Seed Pearl Dress Set
Located in New York, NY
An American Art Deco 14 karat gold and platinum dress set with onyx and seed pearl by Larter & Co. The dress set is composed of cushion-shaped onyx, set with a center seed pearl, and...
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Vintage 1930s Art Deco Cufflinks

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Onyx, Pearl, 14k Gold, Platinum

Platinum on Gold Black Onyx & Seed Pearl Dress Set
Located in New York, NY
platinum top, 14k yellow gold backs original Larter & Co spring loaded shirt studs. Double ended cuff links and 4 Vest Buttons. In original fitted box
Victorian 18 Carat Sapphire Mother-of-Pearl Dress Set
Located in London, GB
An immaculate Victorian dress set. This set is complete with all its original fittingsl The set is made from 18 carat yellow gold. The studs and links are set with fine mother of pea...
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Antique 1880s Late Victorian Cufflinks

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Blue Sapphire, 18k Gold

Tiffany & Co., Schlumberger Pearl and Gold Dress Set
By Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co.
Located in New York, NY
An 18 karat yellow gold and pearl dress set. Schlumberger, Tiffany & Co. Comprising a pair of cufflinks Each double link designed as a larger and smaller textured gold acorn, set wi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Cufflinks

Materials

Pearl, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

English Art Deco Cufflinks Tuxedo Diamond Mother of Pearl Dress Set
Located in Toronto, ON
Mother of Pearl 18K Tuxedo Cufflinks Dress Set, English, C.1930. The set comprising pair of Cufflinks, four buttons and pair of collar studs. Each square shape centering a single cut...
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Early 20th Century Cufflinks

1920s Art Deco Gold Pearl Mother of Pearl Cufflink Stud Dress Set
Located in Boca Raton, FL
1920s Art Deco 14k gold cufflink and stud set with mother of pearl and pearls. Cufflink top is 14mm x 14mm, stud top is 13mm x 13mm. weight 14.1g
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Early 20th Century Art Deco Cufflinks

Materials

Cultured Pearl, 14k Gold

Emerald Mother of Pearl Gold Dress Set
Located in London, GB
An emerald and mother-of-pearl dress-set, with cabochon-cut emerald centres, on mother-of-pearl, with a green enamel and gold surround, mounted in 14ct gold. All fittings marked with...
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Vintage 1950s Cufflinks

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Emerald, 14k Gold

1930s Mother of Pearl Gold Tuxedo Cufflinks Dress Set
Located in Toronto, ON
Mother of Pearl, Pearl and White Gold Tuxedo Cufflinks Dress Set, English, C.1930. The set comprising pair of Cufflinks, four buttons and pair of collar studs. Each square shape cent...
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Early 20th Century Art Deco Cufflinks

Materials

Pearl, Gold

Larter & Sons Art Deco Pearl Mother of Pearl Gold Cufflink Stud Dress Set
Located in Boca Raton, FL
1920s Art Deco 14k gold set of cufflinks and studs, featuring mother of pearl top,with pearl in the center and etruscan pattern border . Cufflink top measures 14mm x 1mm, large st...
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Early 20th Century Art Deco Cufflinks

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Cultured Pearl, 14k Gold

Impressive Kunz Large Pearl Diamond Gold Cufflinks Stud Dress Set
By Kunz
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Impressive and large set of cufflink pair and four shirt studs. Crafted by Kunz in 18k white gold, set with South Sea pearls and a total of approximately 4.00ctw in diamonds. Pearls ...
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20th Century Cufflinks

Materials

Diamond, South Sea Pearl

Mother of Pearl and Diamond Dress Set
Located in London, GB
An Art Deco mother-of-pearl and diamond dress-set, by Larter, with engraved mother-of-pearl, eight-cut diamond centres, with decorative white gold surrounds, with 14ct yellow gold ba...
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Early 20th Century Art Deco Cufflinks

Materials

Diamond, 14k Gold

Art Deco Mother of Pearl Onyx Pearl Diamond Dress Set
Located in Coral Gables, FL
Art deco dress set comprising of cufflinks and three studs mounted with mother of pearl, diamonds, onyx and pearls. Platinum topped gold.
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Early 20th Century Art Deco Cufflinks

Materials

Diamond, Onyx, Platinum, 14k Gold

Tiffany & Co. Art Deco Black Mother of Pearl and Natural Pearl Gold Dress Set
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Mens fashion at its finest. Expertly putting the finishing touches to that black tie ensemble. Designed in black mother of pearl and natural white pearls. Crafted in 14k gold. Signed...
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Vintage 1920s Art Deco Cufflinks

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Natural Pearl, 14k Gold

Larter & Sons 1920s Art Deco Pearl Gold Mother of Pearl Cufflinks Stud Dress Set
Located in Boca Raton, FL
1920s Art Deco 14k gold cufflink stud set by Larter & Sons. Cufflink top is 14mm x 14mm, 4 large studs - 12mm x 12mm, 3 small studs - 7mm x 7mm. weight - 16.5g
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Early 20th Century Art Deco Cufflinks

Materials

Cultured Pearl, 14k Gold

Gold Mother of Pearl Cufflinks Stud Dress Set
Located in Boca Raton, FL
An 18k gold cufflinks and stud set, set with mother of pearl . Cufflink top measures 22mm x 15mm, stud top - 12mm x 8m. Weight of the set - 23.2 grams
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20th Century Cufflinks

Materials

18k Gold

Art Deco Mother of Pearl, Pearl Gold Tuxedo Cufflinks Dress Set English
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Mother of pearl, pearl and white gold tuxedo cufflinks dress set, English, circa 1930. The set comprising pair of cufflinks, four buttons and pair of collar studs. Each square shape ...
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Vintage 1930s Art Deco Collectible Jewelry

Materials

Gold

Edwardian Four-Piece Mother-of-Pearl Gold Dress Set
Located in Dallas, TX
Perfect for the stylish man of any age!
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Vintage 1910s Edwardian More Jewelry

Materials

Yellow Gold, 14k Gold

Lindsay & Co Mother of Pearl Gold Dress Stud Set
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Set of four 14k gold dress studs, crafted by Lindsay & Co, set with mother of pearl inlay. each stud top measures 11.2mm x 8mm. Marked Lindsay and 14k. Weight of the set - 14 grams
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20th Century Cufflinks

Materials

14k Gold

ANGELA CUMMINGS Mother of Pearl Black Onyx Dress Set
Located in New York, NY
An 18 karat gold, black onyx and mother of pearl square dress set consisting of one pair of cufflinks and three studs by Angela Cummings.<br /> <br /> Estate. Circa 1980’s. <br />...
Materials

Onyx, 18k Gold, Platinum

Brooks Brothers Mother of Pearl Gold Cufflinks Stud Dress Set
Located in Boca Raton, FL
A set of 14k yellow gold cufflinks and studs adorned with mother of pearl. Crafted by Brooks Brothers, the cufflinks measure 14mm in diameter, while the studs measure 8mm. Brooks Br...
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Late 20th Century Cufflinks

Materials

14k Gold

Amethyst and Mother of Pearl Gentleman's Dress Set, Circa 1920
Located in London, GB
An amethyst and mother-of-pearl gentleman's dress-set, with cabochon-cut amethysts, in the centres, each surrounded by four rose-cut diamonds, in platinum rub over settings, on conc...
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Vintage 1920s Cufflinks

Materials

Amethyst, Diamond, 18k Gold

Art Deco 1920s Gold Diamond Mother of Pearl Cufflinks Stud Dress Set
Located in Boca Raton, FL
14k gold cufflinks and stud set, crafted by circa 1920s, decorated with mother of pearl tops and approx. 0.50ctw in diamonds. Cufflink top is 14mm in diameter, small stud top - 8mm i...
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Vintage 1920s Art Deco Cufflinks

Materials

Diamond, 14k Gold

Art Deco Larter & Son Mother of Pearl Gold Cufflinks Stud Dress Set
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Art Deco 14k gold dress set, includes a pair of cufflinks and three dress studs with mother of pearl top. Cufflink top measures 18mm x 12mm, stud top is 8mm in diameter. Marked with ...
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Vintage 1920s Art Deco Cufflinks

Materials

14k Gold

Art Deco Mother of Pearl Black Enamel Gold Platinum Gentleman Dress Set
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Art Deco enamel mother of pearl gold and platinum gentleman’s dress set circa 1930. Comprising a pair of double-faced cufflinks and three matching shirt studs, the circular designs f...
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Vintage 1930s Art Deco Cufflinks

Materials

14k Gold

Continental Art Deco Mother of Pearl Diamond Gold Cufflinks Stud Dress Set
Located in Boca Raton, FL
A 14k gold Art Deco cufflinks and studs set, comprised of diamonds and Mother of Pearl. The cufflinks measure 13mm in diameter and the studs measure 9mm in diameter. The weight of ...
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20th Century Art Deco Cufflinks

Materials

Diamond, 14k Gold

Art Deco Cufflinks Tuxedo Dress Set 18-Karat Diamond Mother-of-Pearl, English
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Mother-of-pearl 18-karat Tuxedo Cufflinks dress set, English, circa 1930. The set comprising pair of Cufflinks, four buttons and pair of collar studs. Each square shape centring a si...
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Early 20th Century English Art Deco Collectible Jewelry

Materials

Gold

Art Deco Larter & Son Mother of Pearl Gold Platinum Cufflinks Stud Dress Set
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Art Deco 14k gold and platinum top dress set, crafted by Larter & Son, featuring mother of pearl top. Cufflinks measure 13mm x 13mm, larger studs measure 11.2mm x 11.2mm, small stud ...
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Vintage 1920s Art Deco Cufflinks

Materials

14k Gold, Platinum

3-Piece Art Deco Mother of Pearl Dress Shirt Set 18 Karat Gold Vintage Cufflinks
Located in Greensboro, NC
Looking sharp never goes out of style! Dating back to the 1920s - 1930s, this luxurious 18k yellow gold Art Deco set showcases a sleek, button-inspired design featuring luminous moth...
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Vintage 1920s Art Deco Cufflinks

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Cartier Art Deco Cufflinks and Shirt Studs Dress Set
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
A chic Art Deco Cartier set of cufflinks and shirt studs in mother of pearl with onyx and pearls. Made in France, circa 1925. In original box.
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Vintage 1920s Art Deco Cufflinks

Materials

Onyx, Pearl

Michael Kanners Black Tahitian Pearl Dress Set
By Michael Kanners
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Very fine, and rare, Tahitian, black, keshi pearl dress set. Expertly mounted in 18kt white gold, each of the settings is made for the individual pearl. Undoubtedly one of a kind. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Cufflinks

Materials

Black Pearl, 18k Gold

Michael Kanners Collectable Golden Keshi Pearl Dress Set
By Michael Kanners
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
As compared to their white and black cousins, golden pearls are are extremely rare and difficult to find in high qualities. This dress set is made from spontaneously formed "keshi" ...
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2010s Cufflinks

Materials

Cultured Pearl, 18k Gold

Men's Black Abalone Pearl Dress Set
Located in Dallas, TX
The best dressed men know how to set off a black-tie evening. This sophisticated dress set from the early 20th Century pulls it all together.
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Antique Early 1900s Edwardian Cufflinks

Materials

14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Lindsay & Co. Pearl Gold Dress Stud Set
Located in Boca Raton, FL
14k gold dress stud set of four, crafted by Lindsay & Co, featuring 8.3mm pearl top. Marked Lindsay and 14k. Weight of the set - 6.6 grams
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20th Century Cufflinks

Materials

Pearl, 14k Gold

Edwardian Gold and Pearl Tuxedo Dress Stud Set
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa 1920s 10K White and Yellow Gold Tuxedo Shirt Stud Dress Set, this set comprising of Cufflinks, Shirt Studs and Vest Suds is finished with White Mother of Pearl and each piece i...
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Vintage 1920s Edwardian Cufflinks

Materials

Pearl, 10k Gold

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Pearl Dress Set For Sale on 1stDibs

Find the exact pearl dress set you’re shopping for in the variety available on 1stDibs. Frequently made of Gold, 14k Gold and 18k Gold, this item was constructed with great care. Our collection of these items for sale includes 98 vintage editions and 10 modern creations to choose from as well. You’re likely to find the perfect pearl dress set among the distinctive items we have available, which includes versions made as long ago as the 19th Century as well as those produced as recently as the 21st Century. A pearl dress set from Michael Kanners, Tiffany & Co. and Trianon — each of whom created a beautiful version of this treasured accessory — is worth considering. A pearl dress set of any era or style can lend versatility to your look, but a version featuring Pearl, from our inventory of 35, is particularly popular. A round cut version of this piece has appeal, but there are also bead and mixed cut versions for sale. If you’re browsing our inventory for a pearl dress set, you’ll find that many are available today for men, but there are still pieces to choose from for unisex and women.

How Much is a Pearl Dress Set?

On average, a pearl dress set at 1stDibs sells for $1,985, while they’re typically $450 on the low end and $15,869 for the highest priced versions of this item.

Finding the Right Cufflinks for You

Cufflinks rose to popularity during the 1800s as fashionable men sought a refined and elegant solution for keeping their shirtsleeves together. Prior to this accessory, which initially materialized as a simple chain fastened to a button, men were lacing the ends of their sleeves with ribbon or string. Today, there are all manner of antique and vintage cufflinks that add flair and functionality to relaxed casual wear as much as they do for classy formal attire.

It wasn’t long before diamonds, emeralds and other precious gemstones began to appear on cufflinks, a means of adding ornament to clean and starched formal wear. When clothing manufacturers began to produce shirt cuffs and collars with more durable materials during the 19th century, a class of newer, stronger cufflinks gained credibility as being both essential and stylish. In the decades following this era’s design evolution, an entire industry bloomed around the craft of these subtle statement pieces.

Luxury brands more often associated with engagement rings and bracelets, such as Cartier and Tiffany & Co., have added cufflinks to their lines over the years, and jewelry designers, working in numerous styles, have explored the use of different materials and integrated a variety of ornamentation. Understated cufflinks of gold and platinum are guaranteed to cleanly complement any ensemble, while more niche designs allow the jewels to truly shine.

Cufflinks are practical pieces of jewelry that can also be very expressive. Consider the event for which you’re donning cufflinks and accessorize accordingly, but know that a distinctive pair of cufflinks, such as the colorful confections offered by Trianon, can pop against your dressy evening wear. Whether they’re geometric wonders of the Art Deco era, reliably relevant skull jewels or glittering accessories designed by Van Cleef & Arpels, adorned with the maison’s celebrated four-leaf clover or prominent animal motifs, you can delicately break from what can be a stuffy business meeting by introducing personality and pizzazz with a duo of nifty cufflinks.

A carefully chosen set of cufflinks can bring a stylish outfit together — literally. Find a large, luxurious collection of contemporary cufflinks as well as irresistible vintage pieces on 1stDibs today.