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Ruby and Diamond Gold Cufflinks Estate Fine Jewelry
Located in Montreal, QC
Awesome Ruby and Diamond Gold Cufflinks securely set with 8 Square Rubies, approx. 1.60tcw and 36 Brilliant cut Diamonds, approx. 1.00tcw. Beautifully Hand crafted in 18K Yellow Gold...
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21st Century and Contemporary Art Deco Diamond Cufflinks

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Michael Kanners Carved Blue Chalcedony Diamond Magic Knot Cufflinks
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
The "magic" is in the intricacy of the stone carving and these are second to none. The blue chalcedony knots feature central set diamonds and lapis-lazuli on the spring backs. Let ...
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2010s Contemporary Diamond Cufflinks

Materials

Chalcedony, Diamond, 18k Gold

18 K White Gold Amethyst and Diamond Cufflinks
Located in Zurich, Zollstrasse
A pair of very attractive 1and extravagant 18 K white Gold cufflinks featuring 10 Amethysts and 18 brilliant cut Diamonds weighing 0.20 ct. The texture of the surface is delicately ...
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2010s Contemporary Diamond Cufflinks

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Amethyst, Diamond, Tourmaline, White Gold, 18k Gold

Tiffany & Co. Emerald Diamond and Enamel 18 Karat Gold Lion Cufflinks
Located in New York, NY
Handsome 18K yellow gold cufflinks by Tiffany & Co. They resemble a lion heads with round cut emerald eyes, diamonds in the mane, enameled face, and the opposite end with a paw on to...
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1980s Contemporary Vintage Diamond Cufflinks

Materials

Emerald, Diamond, 18k Gold, Enamel

Alex Jona Sterling Silver White Diamond Green and Blue Enamel Cufflinks
Located in Torino, IT
Alex Jona design collection, hand crafted in Italy, rhodium plated Sterling Silver cufflinks featuring a white diamond and green and blue enamel. Toggle back. Dimensions: Dm 16mm / ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Diamond Cufflinks

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Diamond, White Diamond, Sterling Silver, Enamel

Jona Sterling Silver White Diamond Cufflinks
By Jona
Located in Torino, IT
Jona design collection, hand crafted in Italy, Sterling Silver oval cufflinks centering a round cut white diamond. Toggle back. Dimensions: W 0.79 in / H 0.56 in / D 0.13 in W 20.09 ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Diamond Cufflinks

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Sterling Silver

Cufflinks White Gold White Diamonds Tsavorite Hand Decorated with Micro Mosaic
Located in London, GB
Micro Mosaic artists tiny handwoven Venetian enamel rods obtained from the high temperature melting of nine base colors with diamond dust, realizing endless combinations of tones and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Diamond Cufflinks

Materials

White Diamond, Tsavorite, 18k Gold, White Gold

Cufflinks White Gold White and Black Diamonds Hand Decorated with Micro Mosaic
Located in London, GB
Micro Mosaic artists tiny handwoven Venetian enamel rods obtained from the high temperature melting of nine base colors with diamond dust, realizing endless combinations of tones and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Diamond Cufflinks

Materials

White Diamond, Black Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Cufflinks White Gold White Diamonds Ruby Hand Decorated with Micro Mosaic
Located in London, GB
Micro Mosaic artists tiny handwoven Venetian enamel rods obtained from the high temperature melting of nine base colors with diamond dust, realizing endless combinations of tones and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Diamond Cufflinks

Materials

White Diamond, Ruby, 18k Gold, White Gold

Cufflinks White Gold White Black Diamonds Sapphires Hand Decorated Micro Mosaic
Located in London, GB
Micro Mosaic artists tiny handwoven Venetian enamel rods obtained from the high temperature melting of nine base colors with diamond dust, realizing endless combinations of tones and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Diamond Cufflinks

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White Diamond, Black Diamond, Sapphire, White Gold, 18k Gold

Cufflinks White Gold White Diamonds Sapphires Hand Decorated with Micro Mosaic
Located in London, GB
Micro Mosaic artists tiny handwoven Venetian enamel rods obtained from the high temperature melting of nine base colors with diamond dust, realizing endless combinations of tones and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Romantic Diamond Cufflinks

Materials

White Diamond, Sapphire, 18k Gold, White Gold

Customizable Letter Cufflink Gold Diamond Hand Decorated with Micro Mossaic
Located in London, GB
You can customize you Cufflinks with the initial of your name using Gold , precious stone like Diamond, Ruby, Sapphire etc hand decorated with customizable MicroMosaic The price sh...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Diamond Cufflinks

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Cufflinks Yellow Gold White Brown Diamonds Sapphires Hand Decorated Micro Mosaic
Located in London, GB
Micro Mosaic artists tiny handwoven Venetian enamel rods obtained from the high temperature melting of nine base colors with diamond dust, realizing endless combinations of tones and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Diamond Cufflinks

Materials

White Diamond, Brown Diamond, Sapphire, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Cufflinks White Gold White Diamonds Ruby Hand Decorated with Micro Mosaic
Located in London, GB
Micro Mosaic artists tiny handwoven Venetian enamel rods obtained from the high temperature melting of nine base colors with diamond dust, realizing endless combinations of tones and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Diamond Cufflinks

Materials

White Diamond, Ruby, 18k Gold, White Gold

Cufflinks White Gold White Diamonds Blue Sapphires Hand Decorated Micro Mosaic
Located in London, GB
Micro Mosaic artists tiny handwoven Venetian enamel rods obtained from the high temperature melting of nine base colors with diamond dust, realizing endless combinations of tones and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Diamond Cufflinks

Materials

White Diamond, Blue Sapphire, 18k Gold, White Gold

Cufflinks Yellow Gold White Diamonds Sapphires Hand Decorated with Micro Mosaic
Located in London, GB
Micro Mosaic artists tiny handwoven Venetian enamel rods obtained from the high temperature melting of nine base colors with diamond dust, realizing endless combinations of tones and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Romantic Diamond Cufflinks

Materials

White Diamond, Sapphire, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Cuffliks White Gold White Diamonds Black Diamonds Handdecorated with MicroMosaic
Located in London, GB
Micro Mosaic artists tiny handwoven Venetian enamel rods obtained from the high temperature melting of nine base colors with diamond dust, realizing endless combinations of tones and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Romantic Diamond Cufflinks

Materials

White Diamond, Black Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Cufflinks Gold White Black & Brown Diamonds Sapphires Hand Decorated Micromosaic
Located in London, GB
Micro Mosaic artists tiny handwoven Venetian enamel rods obtained from the high temperature melting of nine base colors with diamond dust, realizing endless combinations of tones and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Diamond Cufflinks

Materials

White Diamond, Black Diamond, Brown Diamond, Sapphire, Gold, 18k Gold

Stylish Cufflinks Yellow Gold White Diamonds hand Decorated with MicroMosaic
Located in London, GB
Micro Mosaic artists tiny handwoven Venetian enamel rods obtained from the high temperature melting of nine base colors with diamond dust, realizing endless combinations of tones and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Diamond Cufflinks

Materials

White Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Cufflinks White Gold White Diamonds Sapphires Hand Decorated with Micro Mosaic
Located in London, GB
Micro Mosaic artists tiny handwoven Venetian enamel rods obtained from the high temperature melting of nine base colors with diamond dust, realizing endless combinations of tones and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Diamond Cufflinks

Materials

White Diamond, Sapphire, 18k Gold, White Gold

Cufflinks White Gold White Diamonds Tsavorite Hand Decorated with Micro Mosaic
Located in London, GB
Micro Mosaic artists tiny handwoven Venetian enamel rods obtained from the high temperature melting of nine base colors with diamond dust, realizing endless combinations of tones and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Diamond Cufflinks

Materials

White Diamond, Tsavorite, 18k Gold, White Gold

Cufflinks White Gold White Diamonds Hand Decorated with Micro Mosaic
Located in London, GB
Micro Mosaic artists tiny handwoven Venetian enamel rods obtained from the high temperature melting of nine base colors with diamond dust, realizing endless combinations of tones and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Diamond Cufflinks

Materials

White Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Cufflinks White Gold White Diamonds Sapphires Hand Decorated with Micro Mosaic
Located in London, GB
Micro Mosaic artists tiny handwoven Venetian enamel rods obtained from the high temperature melting of nine base colors with diamond dust, realizing endless combinations of tones and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Diamond Cufflinks

Materials

White Diamond, Sapphire, 18k Gold, White Gold

Cufflinks White Gold White and Black Diamonds Hand Decorated with Micro Mosaic
Located in London, GB
Micro Mosaic artists tiny handwoven Venetian enamel rods obtained from the high temperature melting of nine base colors with diamond dust, realizing endless combinations of tones and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Diamond Cufflinks

Materials

White Diamond, Black Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Cufflinks White Gold White and Brown Diamonds Hand Decorated with Micro Mosaic
Located in London, GB
Micro Mosaic artists tiny handwoven Venetian enamel rods obtained from the high temperature melting of nine base colors with diamond dust, realizing endless combinations of tones and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Diamond Cufflinks

Materials

White Diamond, Brown Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Cuffliks White Gold White Diamonds Sapphires Tsavorite Handdecorated MicroMosaic
Located in London, GB
Micro Mosaic artists tiny handwoven Venetian enamel rods obtained from the high temperature melting of nine base colors with diamond dust, realizing endless combinations of tones and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Romantic Diamond Cufflinks

Materials

White Diamond, Sapphire, Tsavorite, 18k Gold, White Gold

Cuffliks White Gold White Diamonds Sapphires Ruby HandDecorated with MicroMosaic
Located in London, GB
Micro Mosaic artists tiny handwoven Venetian enamel rods obtained from the high temperature melting of nine base colors with diamond dust, realizing endless combinations of tones and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Romantic Diamond Cufflinks

Materials

White Diamond, Ruby, Sapphire, 18k Gold, White Gold

Cufflinks White Gold White Diamonds Tsavorite Hand Decorated with Micro Mosaic
Located in London, GB
Micro Mosaic artists tiny handwoven Venetian enamel rods obtained from the high temperature melting of nine base colors with diamond dust, realizing endless combinations of tones and...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Romantic Diamond Cufflinks

Materials

White Diamond, Tsavorite, 18k Gold, White Gold

Cufflinks White Gold White Diamonds Sapphires Hand Decorated with Micro Mosaic
Located in London, GB
Micro Mosaic artists tiny handwoven Venetian enamel rods obtained from the high temperature melting of nine base colors with diamond dust, realizing endless combinations of tones and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Diamond Cufflinks

Materials

White Diamond, Sapphire, 18k Gold, White Gold

Cuffliks White Gold White Diamonds Sapphires Hand Decorated with Micro Mosaic
Located in London, GB
Micro Mosaic artists tiny handwoven Venetian enamel rods obtained from the high temperature melting of nine base colors with diamond dust, realizing endless combinations of tones and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Romantic Diamond Cufflinks

Materials

White Diamond, Sapphire, 18k Gold, White Gold

Cufflinks White Gold White & Black Diamonds Sapphires Hand Decorated Micromosaic
Located in London, GB
Micro Mosaic artists tiny handwoven Venetian enamel rods obtained from the high temperature melting of nine base colors with diamond dust, realizing endless combinations of tones and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Romantic Diamond Cufflinks

Materials

White Diamond, Black Diamond, Sapphire, 18k Gold, White Gold

Cufflinks White Gold White Diamonds Sapphires Hand Decorated with Micro Mosaic
Located in London, GB
Micro Mosaic artists tiny handwoven Venetian enamel rods obtained from the high temperature melting of nine base colors with diamond dust, realizing endless combinations of tones and...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Romantic Diamond Cufflinks

Materials

White Diamond, Sapphire, 18k Gold, White Gold

Cufflinks White Gold White Diamonds Sapphires Hand Decorated with Micro Mosaic
Located in London, GB
Micro Mosaic artists tiny handwoven Venetian enamel rods obtained from the high temperature melting of nine base colors with diamond dust, realizing endless combinations of tones and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Diamond Cufflinks

Materials

Sapphire, White Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

18 Karat Yellow Gold and Blue Enamel Shoes Cufflinks
Located in Milano, IT
The delicate design of this pair of cufflinks makes it ideal also for a woman’s wardrobe. The entire piece is made of 18k yellow gold. The front face is shaped as a charming shoe wit...
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2010s Diamond Cufflinks

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Enamel, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

18 Karat Gold Diamonds Elephant Onyx Lapis Lazuli Mother of Pearl Cufflinks
Located in Milano, IT
The front face of this striking pair of cufflinks is shaped as an elephant head, with white agate to recreate the tusks and diamonds for the eyes , an 18k yellow gold post connects t...
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2010s Diamond Cufflinks

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White Diamond, Lapis Lazuli, Onyx, Tiger's Eye, Diamond, 18k Gold, Yello...

18 Karat Yellow Gold Diamond Mediterranean Coral Lapis Lazuli Lion Cufflinks
Located in Milano, IT
These magnificent cufflinks are made of Mediterranean coral and hand craved in the shape of a lion and embellished by diamonds as eyes. This striking figurine is mounted on 18 karat...
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2010s Diamond Cufflinks

Materials

Coral, Diamond, White Diamond, Lapis Lazuli, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

18 Karat Yellow Gold Owl in Mediterranean Coral Lapis Lazuli Diamonds Cufflinks
Located in Milano, IT
In this amazing pair of cufflinks , front face and toggle are identical and feature the body of a owl vividly hand-carved depicted and made of Mediterranean coral, resting on an oval...
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2010s Diamond Cufflinks

Materials

Coral, Diamond, White Diamond, Lapis Lazuli, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

18 Karat Yellow Gold Lapis Lazuli Mediterranean Coral Owls Diamond Cufflinks
Located in Milano, IT
Lapis lazuli is used to make the cylindrical toggle and the mounting of the oval front face of these striking cufflinks that feature a post in 18k yellow gold. The front is adorned w...
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2010s Diamond Cufflinks

Materials

Coral, Diamond, White Diamond, Lapis Lazuli, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

18 Karat White Gold Diamonds Octagonal Onyx and Mother of Pearl Cufflinks
Located in Milano, IT
The striking contrasting color combination of the black onyx with the delicate shimmer of the mother of pearl gives character to these exquisite cufflinks, in which both front face a...
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2010s Diamond Cufflinks

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Onyx, 18k Gold, White Gold

18 Karat Yellow Gold Elephant Mother of Pearl and White Agate Cufflinks
Located in Milano, IT
The front face of these striking cufflinks is made in the shape of an elephant head, masterfully made of mother of pearl with diamonds to mark the eyes. The toggle depicts an elephan...
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2010s Diamond Cufflinks

Materials

Agate, Diamond, White Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

18 Karat White Gold Owl in Mediterranean Coral Onyx Diamonds Cufflinks
Located in Milano, IT
In this amazing pair of cufflinks , front face and toggle are identical and feature the body of a owl vividly hand-carved depicted and made of Mediterranean coral, resting on an oval...
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2010s Diamond Cufflinks

Materials

Coral, Diamond, White Diamond, Onyx, 18k Gold, White Gold

Light Blue Sapphire Diamonds 22K Gold Cufflinks Gift for Men Women Unisex
Located in New York, NY
"Salt of the Earth" unisex cufflinks. Cufflinks are jewelry worn by men and women, making them a very modern object. Large icy blue rose-cut sapphires are set in 21k gold bezels and ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Diamond Cufflinks

Materials

White Diamond, Blue Diamond, Pink Diamond, Blue Sapphire, Diamond, Brown...

Paul Amey 18k Gold, Platinum, Diamond, Pearl and Enamel Cufflinks
Located in Noosa Heads, AU
The “Blayzing” cufflinks were designed and hand crafted by multi award-winning jeweller Paul Amey in Australia. Stamped with his registered makers mark and precious metal marks. “Bla...
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2010s Artisan Diamond Cufflinks

Materials

Diamond, Pearl, Gold, Yellow Gold, Platinum, 18k Gold, Enamel

Faye Kim Sterling Silver Round Diamond Cufflinks
Located in Westport, CT
Faye Kim Sterling Silver Round Diamond Cufflinks Finish off your formal look with these handcrafted Sterling Silver cufflinks. Sleek and elegant with a matte finish. Diamonds: .4...
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2010s Contemporary Diamond Cufflinks

Materials

Diamond, Sterling Silver

Faye Kim Sterling Silver Oval Diamond Cufflinks
Located in Westport, CT
Faye Kim Sterling Silver Double-Sided Oval Diamond Cufflinks Finish off your formal look with these handcrafted Sterling Silver cufflinks. Expert craftsmanship featuring bezel-set ...
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2010s Contemporary Diamond Cufflinks

Materials

Diamond, Sterling Silver

Diamond Blue Titanium 18 Karat Gold Cufflinks
Located in Valenza , IT
Handcrafted in Margherita Burgener family factory the contemporary yet classic cufflinks are squared, slightly bombé, rounded angles and they feature 8 little diamonds. The back, sam...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Diamond Cufflinks

Materials

Diamond, Titanium, Gold, 18k Gold

Diamond Black Diamond 18 Karat White Gold Onyx Cufflinks
Located in Valenza , IT
Original, unique and precious, the cufflinks are handcrafted in onyx, 18Kt white gold, diamond pavè set and a line of black diamonds on the T bar. The cufflinks and eventually 4 m...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Diamond Cufflinks

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Black Diamond, Onyx, White Diamond, White Gold, 18k Gold

Coral Brown Diamond Black Spinel 18 Kt Gold Made in Italy Studs and Cufflinks
Located in Valenza , IT
Designed and handcrafted in Italy, in Margherita Burgener family workshop, the cufflinks and studs are handcrafted in rubrum red coral, titanium, set with diamonds, black spinel, y...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Diamond Cufflinks

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Black Spinel, Diamond, Coral, White Diamond, Brown Diamond, Spinel, Gold...

Handmade Titanium Diamond 18 Karat Gold Cufflinks
Located in Valenza , IT
Handcrafted in Margherita Burgener workshop in Italy, modern yet evergreen pair of cufflinks. Titanium made they are highlighted by 8 diamonds for total ct 0,08 18KT white gold tota...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Diamond Cufflinks

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Gold, Titanium

White Diamond Black Diamond Onyx 18K White Gold Cufflinks
Located in Valenza , IT
Handcrafted in Italy, the pair of cufflinks features a onyx base, size 0.59 by 0.59 inches, centering a diamond and black diamond motif. Cufflinks 18 KT white gold g 9.80 n. 16 w...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Diamond Cufflinks

Materials

Black Diamond, Onyx, Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Diamond Black Spinel Carved Onyx Made in Italy Studs Cufflinks
Located in Valenza , IT
Unique, handcrafted in Italy in Margherita Burgener family workshop, cufflinks and studs feature an handcarved onyx plaque showing a Roman face profile. The set is composed by two c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Diamond Cufflinks

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Black Spinel, Diamond, White Diamond, Onyx, Spinel, 18k Gold

Margherita Burgener Brown Diamond Pink Opal 18 KT Gold Handcrafted Cufflinks
Located in Valenza , IT
Handcrafted in Italy as unique piece, they feature a natural brown diamond pavé set bombé motif in the centre and a line of small brown diamonds in the T bar. 18 KT white gold g...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Diamond Cufflinks

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Opal, Brown Diamond, 18k Gold, Gold

Diamond Blue Titanium 18 Karat Gold Handcrafted Made in Italy Cufflinks
Located in Valenza , IT
The titanium cufflinks are handcrafted in Margherita Burgener workshop, Italy. Slightly bombé with rounded angles, they feature 8 little diamonds. The back, same shape, in a smaller ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Diamond Cufflinks

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Titanium, Gold

Blue Sapphires Diamond White Gold Boule Made in Italy Cufflinks
Located in Valenza , IT
Handcrafted in Margherita Burgener family workshop, located in Valenza - Italy The cufflinks are bombé, like an half ball, fully pavé set in blue sapphires. The pavé part is blacke...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Diamond Cufflinks

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Diamond, White Diamond, Sapphire, Blue Sapphire, Gold, 18k Gold, White Gold

Diamond Blue Sapphire Chalcedony White Gold Made in Italy Cufflinks
Located in Valenza , IT
Handcrafted in Margherita Burgener workshop, Italy, the pair of cufflinks feature as central stone a cabochon chalcedony surrounded by a line of colorless diamonds. A lateral line o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Diamond Cufflinks

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Diamond, White Diamond, Blue Sapphire, Chalcedony, White Gold, Gold, 18k...

Fabric Cuffs and Chalcedony Diamond 18 KT Rose Gold Cufflinks
Located in Valenza , IT
Handcrafted in Margherita Burgener cufflinks that can be worn with the provided handmade fabric cuffs - by rime sparse - Italy The cufflinks are handcrafted in 18Kt pink gold, natur...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Diamond Cufflinks

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Diamond, Chalcedony, White Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, Rose Gold

Made in Italy Gold Titanium Black Spinel Diamond Red Rubrum Coral Owl Cufflinks
Located in Valenza , IT
Unique and precious, the cufflinks are handcrafted in titanium, set with black spinels, brown diamonds, colorless diamonds. Featuring as T-bar a branch of red rubrum coral. The link ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Diamond Cufflinks

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Coral, White Diamond, Brown Diamond, Spinel, Black Spinel, Diamond, 18k ...

Diamond Rose Gold Chalcedony Cufflinks
Located in Valenza , IT
Handcrafted in 18 KT rose gold ,the round natural light blue chalcedony is centering a diamond pavé square detail and the T-bar is set with a line diamonds 18 KT rose gold total gr...
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2010s Contemporary Diamond Cufflinks

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White Diamond, Chalcedony, Diamond, 18k Gold, Rose Gold

Antique and Vintage Diamond Jewelry and Watches

Diamonds and antique diamond jewelry are primarily associated with storybook engagements and red-carpet grand entrances — indeed, this ultra-cherished gemstone has a dramatic history on its hands.

From “Diamonds Are Forever” to “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend,” pop culture has ingrained in our minds that diamonds are the most desired, the most lasting and the most valuable gemstone. But what makes the diamond so special? Each stone — whether it’s rubies, sapphires or another stone — is unique and important in its own right. April babies might claim the stone for themselves, but just about everyone wants this kind of sparkle in their lives!

There are several factors that set diamonds apart from other stones, and these points are important to our gem education. Diamonds are minerals. They are made up of almost entirely of carbon (carbon comprises 99.95 percent; the remainder consists of various trace elements). Diamonds are the hardest gemstones, ranking number 10 on the Mohs Hardness Scale. Even its name, diamond, is rooted in the Greek adamas, or unconquerable. The only object that can scratch a diamond is another diamond. Diamonds are formed deep within the earth at very high temperatures (1,652–2,372 degrees Fahrenheit at depths between 90 and 120 miles beneath earth’s surface) and are carried up by volcanic activity. Diamonds are quite rare, according to the Gemological Institute of America, and only 30 percent of all the diamonds mined in the world are gem quality.

In the 1950s, the Gemological Institute of America developed the 4Cs grading system to classify diamonds: clarity, color, cut and carat weight. Not all diamonds are created equal (there are diamonds, and then there are diamonds). The value of the diamond depends on the clarity (flawless diamonds are very rare but a diamonds value decreases if there are many blemishes or inclusions), color (the less color the higher the grade, cut (how the diamond’s facets catch the light, certain cuts of diamonds show off the stone better than others) and carat weight (the bigger, the better). When you start shopping for a diamond engagement ring, always prioritize the cut, which plays the largest role in the diamond's beauty.

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