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Gemstone: Sapphire
Trianon Lapis Lazuli Fluted Cuff Links with Blue Sapphire Cabochon
Located in New York, NY
Beautiful polished Lapis Lazuli fluted bead cuff links. Each center is set with a blue sapphire cabochon. The stones are held together with a 14 karat gold link chain. Stamped Tria...
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1990s Retro Sapphire Cufflinks

Materials

Lapis Lazuli, Blue Sapphire, 14k Gold

Albert Lipten 18kt Yellow Gold Fluted Cuff Links/Studs Dress Set with Sapphires
Located in New York, NY
A very elegant dress set designed in 18 karat yellow gold. The bar style cuff links are beautifully fluted and tipped with cabochon blue sapphires. The 3 studs have the same motif. S...
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1990s Retro Sapphire Cufflinks

Materials

Sapphire, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

18 Karat White Gold Sapphires Rock Crystal Mother of Pearl Cufflinks and Buttons
Located in Milano, IT
These octagonal cufflinks are made of rock crystal, whose delicate shade highlights the octagonal, multifaceted silhouette of both front face and toggle. The center of each piece is...
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2010s Sapphire Cufflinks

Materials

Rock Crystal, Sapphire, 18k Gold, White Gold

18 Karat White Gold Rock Crystal Mother of Pearl Blue Sapphires Cufflinks
Located in Milano, IT
The brilliance of the rock crystal gives at this pair of cufflinks a brightness shade that adds a delicate accent to the octagonal, multifaceted silhouette of both front face and tog...
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2010s Sapphire Cufflinks

Materials

Rock Crystal, Sapphire, Blue Sapphire, 18k Gold, White Gold

Alex Jona Rock Crystal Blue Sapphire 18 Karat White Gold Cufflinks
Located in Torino, IT
Alex Jona design collection, hand crafted in Italy, 18 karat white gold cufflinks with rock crystal buttons centering blue cabochon sapphires. Alex Jona cufflinks stand out, not only...
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2010s Sapphire Cufflinks

Materials

Blue Sapphire, Rock Crystal, 18k Gold, White Gold

Antique Edwardian Riker Bros. Sapphire & 14 Karat Gold Cufflinks
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A very fine pair of Riker Bros. gold cufflinks. With smooth oval sapphire cabochons bezel set in 14k gold ovals. Simply a wonderful pair of Rikers Bros. cufflinks! Date: Late 19th...
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Early 20th Century Edwardian Sapphire Cufflinks

Materials

Sapphire, Gold, 14k Gold

18 Karat White Gold Rock Crystal Mother of Pearl Blue Sapphires Cufflinks
Located in Milano, IT
The brilliance of the rock crystal gives at this pair of cufflinks a brightness shade that adds a delicate accent to the octagonal, multifaceted silhouette of both front face and tog...
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2010s Sapphire Cufflinks

Materials

Rock Crystal, Sapphire, Blue Sapphire, 18k Gold, White Gold

Boucheron Sapphire Rock Crystal and 18 Karat Gold Cufflinks
Located in New York, NY
Handsome sapphire, rock crystal and 18K yellow gold cufflinks by Boucheron. Hallmarks: Boucheron, maker's mark, OR 750, reference numbers, French 18K gold assay marks.
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Late 20th Century Sapphire Cufflinks

Materials

Rock Crystal, Blue Sapphire, 18k Gold

18 Karat White Gold Sapphires Carved Frosted Rock Crystal Cufflinks
Located in Milano, IT
This timeless pair of cufflinks is entirely made of frosted rock crystal and features a squared front face with the traditional “fesonato” texture. The toggle is identical but smalle...
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2010s Sapphire Cufflinks

Materials

Rock Crystal, Sapphire, Blue Sapphire, 18k Gold, White Gold

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 Sapphire Cufflinks

Materials

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

Pair of Art Deco Style Sapphire and Diamond Cufflinks
Located in London, GB
A pair of Art Deco style sapphire and diamond cufflinks, each cufflink consisting of two links, each with rectangular domed matt platinum centre, one set with three baguette-cut diam...
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2010s Modern Sapphire Cufflinks

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, 18k Gold, White Gold

Very Fine Sapphire Ruby and Diamond American Flag Cufflinks Patriotic
Located in Brownsville, PA
If your heart is true to the red, white and blue, these American Flag Cuff Links can add a "sparkling" patriotic touch to your attire! The jewels are set in 18k white gold. Represent...
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21st Century and Contemporary Sapphire Cufflinks

Materials

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

Van Cleef & Arpels Sapphire Gold Dress Set
Located in New York, NY
Elegant men's dress set. Made, signed and numbered by VAN CLEEF & ARPELS. 14K yellow gold, set with bands of calibre-cut sapphires, Two cufflinks and four studs. A timeless c...
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1930s Vintage Sapphire Cufflinks

Materials

Sapphire, 14k Gold

Renato Cipullo Contemporary Netrite Zebra Snail Shell and Sapphire Cufflinks
By Renato Cipullo
Located in Narberth, PA
Renato Cipullo assumed the leadership role from his father, Giusseppe, who advanced unique methods in jewelry manufacturing that revolutionized the Italian jewelry industry in the 19...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Sapphire Cufflinks

Materials

Blue Sapphire, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

1950s Van Cleef & Arpels Sapphire Gold Dress Set
Located in Coral Gables, FL
Van Cleef & Arpels dress set consisting of a pair of cufflinks and 3 studs . The cufflinks and stud set come with the original Van Cleef & Arpels suede box. Chevron pattern set with...
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1950s Vintage Sapphire Cufflinks

Materials

Blue Sapphire, 18k Gold

Deakin & Francis Barrel Shaped White Sapphire and Silver Cufflinks
Located in Carmel, CA
Beautiful, blue Barrel Shaped Cufflinks in Sterling Silver are edged in White Sapphire pave surrounding a doublet of Crystal Quartz and synthetic blue chalcedony. England's oldest an...
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2010s Sapphire Cufflinks

Materials

Quartz, Sapphire, Silver

Tateossian Red Sapphire Champagne Diamond Cufflinks
Located in Fulham business exchange, London
Faceted Cabochons of semi-precious and precious stones have been immaculately set within a perfect bezel setting, decorated with exquisite diamonds, scattered framing the stone. A cl...
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2010s Modern Sapphire Cufflinks

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, 18k Gold

18 Karat Yellow Gold Mediterranean Coral Sapphires Carved Oval Cufflinks
Located in Milano, IT
These striking cufflinks feature identical front face and toggle whose oval shapes evokes the silhouette of a barrel, carved with grooves that add dynamism to their texture. They ar...
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2010s Sapphire Cufflinks

Materials

Coral, Sapphire, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

18 Karat Gold Evil Eye Enamel Blue Sapphire Cufflinks
Located in Jaipur, Rajasthan
18 karat gold evil eye enamel blue sapphire cufflinks - In these difficult and trying times, we would like to send all of you positive vibes and wish for protection from evil things ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Sapphire Cufflinks

Materials

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

Black Spinel Sapphire 18 Karat Black Gold Male Tweed Texture Cufflinks
Located in Bangkok, TH
Black Spinel Sapphire 18 Karat Black Gold Male Tweed Texture Cufflinks Stylish and Bold Cufflinks for Men with our Trademark texture Tweed. Black color is always in fashion! 16x26 m...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Sapphire Cufflinks

Materials

Sapphire, Spinel, 18k Gold

Berca Emerald Sapphire in a Jade Lapis-Lazuli Disk Yellow Gold Setting Cufflinks
Located in Valenza, IT
One-of-a-kind, Unique, Chic Cufflinks featuring 0.14 Carat Natural Brilliant Cut Sapphire and Emerald in a 19.50 Natural Hand Inlaid Green Jade and Lapis-Lazuli Disk , Yellow Gold S...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Sapphire Cufflinks

Materials

Emerald, Lapis Lazuli, Jade, Blue Sapphire, Yellow Gold

Vintage Van Cleef & Arpels Sapphire Mystery-Set Men's Cufflink and Dress Set
Located in New York, NY
An exceptional and extremely rare set of vintage Van Cleef & Arpels Mystery-Set cufflinks and dress-set, made in platinum and gold. The buttons and cufflinks are articulately set wit...
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Late 20th Century Sapphire Cufflinks

Materials

Sapphire, 18k Gold, Platinum

18 Karat Yellow Gold Hematite Sapphires Cufflinks
Located in Milano, IT
These striking cufflinks feature identical front face and toggle whose oval shapes evokes the silhouette of a barrel, carved with grooves that add dynamism to their texture. They are...
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2010s Sapphire Cufflinks

Materials

Hematite, Sapphire, Blue Sapphire, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

French 1960s Sapphire and Yellow Gold Cufflinks by Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
A fine and impressive pair of French 0.60 carat blue sapphire and 18 karat yellow gold cufflinks by Van Cleef and Arpels; part of our diverse sapphire jewelry and estate jewelry coll...
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1960s Vintage Sapphire Cufflinks

Materials

Blue Sapphire, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

18k Gold Sapphire Cufflinks, French
Located in New York, NY
18k yellow gold and sapphire cabochon french double cufflinks. Approx. 3.50 cm long. f
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1970s Contemporary Vintage Sapphire Cufflinks

Materials

Sapphire, 18k Gold

18 K Yellow Gold Lapis Sapphire Diamonds Cufflinks Crown Motif
Located in Zurich, Zollstrasse
A pair of very attractive 18 K yellow Gold cufflinks featuring 14 round brilliant cut Diaomds weighing approximately 0.40 ct, accentuated by 4 square cut blue Sapphires weighing appr...
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2010s Contemporary Sapphire Cufflinks

Materials

Lapis Lazuli, Sapphire, Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Matthew Cambery 18 Karat Yellow Gold Cabochon Sapphire and Diamond Cufflinks
Located in London, GB
Matthew Cambery 18K Yellow Gold Cufflinks set with Cabochon Sapphires totalling 6.20ct surrounded by Brilliant Cut Diamonds totalling 0.74 Carats. Detailing of Engine Turned Sides. T...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Sapphire Cufflinks

Materials

Sapphire, Diamond, Yellow Gold, 18k Gold

Cellini 18kt White Gold Diamond 0.80ct & Blue Sapphire 1.00ct Cuff Links
Located in New York, NY
Exquisitely designed square 18 karat white gold cuff links. Four triangular shapes are pave set with brilliant diamonds and blue sapphires. The cuff links have a collapsible bar and ...
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Early 2000s Modern Sapphire Cufflinks

Materials

Diamond, Blue Sapphire, 18k Gold, White Gold

18 Karat Yellow Gold Sapphires Lapis Lazuli Malachite Turquoise Onyx Cufflinks
Located in Milano, IT
This set of cufflinks is made of three different pair of cylindrical elements that can be mixed and matched to create colorful and elegant combinations. The mounting in 18 karat yel...
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2010s Sapphire Cufflinks

Materials

Agate, Carnelian, Lapis Lazuli, Malachite, Onyx, Sapphire, Blue Sapphire...

Marcus & Co. Gemstone Cufflinks
Located in New York, NY
Dating from circa 1900, these Marcus & Co. gold cuff links are designed as asymmetrical double links, variously set with a tiger’s eye, moonstone, black opal, or pale blue star sapph...
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Early 1900s Art Nouveau Antique Sapphire Cufflinks

Materials

Moonstone, Star Sapphire, Tiger's Eye, Black Opal, Gold, 18k Gold

Pair of Art Deco Sapphire and Diamond Cufflinks
Located in London, GB
A pair of Art Deco sapphire and diamond cufflinks, each cufflink consisting of two modified oval matt platinum plaques with straight sides, four square-cut sapphires channel-set in ...
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1920s Art Deco Vintage Sapphire Cufflinks

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, 18k Gold, Platinum

Tichu Ruby Bull Face and Blue Sapphire Bear Face Cufflink in Sterling Silver
Located in Jaipur, IN
"Pressure Creates Diamonds." Each cufflink is handcrafted in sterling silver studded with Ruby and Blue Sapphire. The use of repousse technique on cufflink gives it the rare express...
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2010s Artisan Sapphire Cufflinks

Materials

Ruby, Blue Sapphire, Sterling Silver

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 Sapphire Cufflinks

Materials

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

Chalcedony Blue Sapphires 18 KT White Gold Cufflinks
Located in Valenza , IT
Handcrafted in Italy in Margherita Burgener workshop, this pair of cufflinks have a chain link it is unisex design. 18 KT white gold g 3,10 n.24 blue sapphires ct 0,30 natural ch...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Sapphire Cufflinks

Materials

Chalcedony, Blue Sapphire, 18k Gold, White Gold

18 Karat White Gold Sapphire Diamond Cufflinks
Located in Milano, IT
This classic pair of cufflinks is sophisticated and timeless. Both toggle and front face are shaped as ovals made of sapphire that was masterfully carved with an abstract decoration....
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2010s Sapphire Cufflinks

Materials

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

18 Karat Yellow Gold Rubies and Lapis Lazuli Cufflinks
Located in Milano, IT
The striking blue shade of Lapis Lazuli gives the classic design of these cufflinks a modern edge. The front face is shaped as a convex octagon, whose many cuts beautifully reflect l...
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2010s Sapphire Cufflinks

Materials

Agate, Carnelian, Chalcedony, Emerald, Hematite, Jade, Lapis Lazuli, Mal...

18 Karat Yellow Gold Jade Mother of Pearl Sapphire Cufflinks
Located in Milano, IT
These exquisite cufflinks feature a round shape for both front face and toggle and a delicate color palette, thanks to the warm green of the jade and the iridescent transparency of t...
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2010s Sapphire Cufflinks

Materials

Jade, Sapphire, Blue Sapphire, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Trianon 39.61Ct Blue Sapphire 0.38Ct Diamond Cuff Links/Studs Dress Set
Located in New York, NY
This 18 karat white gold cuff-link /3 stud dress set is designed with polished natural blue sapphire stones. Each sapphire has a bezel set diamond center. The cuff-links are double s...
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1990s Contemporary Sapphire Cufflinks

Materials

Diamond, Blue Sapphire, 18k Gold, White Gold

Star Sapphires Platinum Cuff Links
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
These unique cuff links showcase two bluish gray cabochon Star Sapphires totaling approx. 33.00 carat. One Sapphire measures 15.50 x 13.50 x 8.60 mm; the second Sapphire measures 14...
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Early 20th Century Modern Sapphire Cufflinks

Materials

Star Sapphire, Platinum

Andreoli Onyx Yellow Sapphire Diamond 18 Karat Yellow Gold Men's Cufflinks
Located in New York, NY
Andreoli Onyx Yellow Sapphire 18 Karat Yellow Gold Mens Cufflinks This Andreoli cufflinks features: - 0.75 carat Diamonds - 3.11 carat Yellow Sapphire - Onyx Center Stones - 19.60 ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Sapphire Cufflinks

Materials

Diamond, Onyx, Yellow Sapphire, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Estate Carlo Weingrill Cabochon Sapphire 18K Tri-Color Gold Oval Cufflinks
Located in New York, NY
Estate Carlo Weingrill cabochon sapphire and 18k tri-color rose, white and yellow gold cufflinks. Classic, elegant oval form, substantial size and weight, the backs also tri-color go...
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20th Century Art Deco Sapphire Cufflinks

Materials

Sapphire, Gold, 18k Gold, Rose Gold, White Gold, Yellow Gold

18 Karat Yellow Gold Sapphires Mediterranean Coral Cat Lapis Lazuli Cufflinks
Located in Milano, IT
Amazing pair of cufflinks hand carved made in Mediterranean coral to depicting a head of cat and bars made in lapis lazuli. Sapphires on the eyes. All AVGVSTA jewelry is new and has...
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2010s Sapphire Cufflinks

Materials

Coral, Lapis Lazuli, Sapphire, Blue Sapphire, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Veschetti 18 Karat Yellow Gold Sapphire Diamond Cufflinks
Located in Brescia, IT
18 kt Yellow Gold Cufflinks featuring Cabochon-cut Sapphires for 3,62 carats and Brilliant-cut Diamonds for 0,80 carats, G colour, IF clarity.
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Sapphire Cufflinks

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

18 Karat Yellow Gold Lapis Lazuli Sapphires Octagonal Cufflinks
Located in Milano, IT
This elegant pair of cufflinks made in lapis lazuli features a cylindrical toggle and a front face shaped as an octagon with a convex, multifaceted surface and a central ornament ma...
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2010s Sapphire Cufflinks

Materials

Sapphire, Lapis Lazuli, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Star Sapphire Gold Cuff Links
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
These one-of-a-kind cuff links feature two cabochon Ceylon Star Sapphires. The Sapphires are bezel set in 18KT yellow gold and both total approx. 20 carat. One Sapphire measures 1...
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Late 20th Century Modern Sapphire Cufflinks

Materials

Star Sapphire, Gold, 18k Gold

Interchangeable Bar Cufflinks
Located in New York, NY
An elegant pair of cufflinks with made in 18kt yellow gold, highlighted by squared cut sapphires, with interchangeable bars in turquoise, malachite, tigers eye and white onyx. Made i...
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1980s Vintage Sapphire Cufflinks

Materials

Blue Sapphire, 18k Gold

18 Karat Yellow Gold Jade and Rubies with Lapis Lazuli Cufflinks
Located in Milano, IT
These exquisite cufflinks feature a striking contrasting color combination produced by the vivid green of the front face in jade, shaped as a circle with a cabochon ruby adorning its...
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2010s Sapphire Cufflinks

Materials

Agate, Carnelian, Emerald, Hematite, Jade, Lapis Lazuli, Malachite, Onyx...

Blue Sapphire, Ruby and Diamond Cufflinks Set in 18 Karat Gold Settings
Located in Bangkok, TH
Blue Sapphire 1.37 carats, Ruby 1.40 carats and Diamond 0.15 carat Cufflinks set in 18 Karat Gold Settings Width: 2.0 cm Length: 1.2 cm Total Weight: 9.99 grams "We first opened ...
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2010s Sapphire Cufflinks

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, Blue Sapphire, Gold, 18k Gold

Antique Edwardian Sapphire Diamond, Gold, & Platinum Stickpin / Lapel Pin, VR
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A very fine sapphire, diamond and platinum lapel pin or stickpin. With a large smooth oval cabochon in an 18k platinum-topped bezel accented by a small round brilliant diamond bezel...
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Early 20th Century Edwardian Sapphire Cufflinks

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, Gold, Platinum

18kt Gold Set with 0.60ct Diamonds, Invisible Set Sapphires Cufflinks
Located in Antwerp, BE
18 Kt Yellow Gold Set With 0.60 Carat Diamonds, Invisible set Sapphires Cufflinks Beautiful and elegant cufflinks for special occasions or daily use. Very well made and a pleasure ...
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20th Century Modern Sapphire Cufflinks

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, Yellow Gold

Cabochon Blue Sapphire with Ruby Cufflinks Set in 18 Karat Gold Settings
Located in Bangkok, TH
Cabochon Blue Sapphire 5.65 carats with Ruby 2.44 carats Cufflinks set in 18 Karat Gold Settings Width: 1.3 cm Length: 1.1 cm Total Weight: 7.88 grams "We first opened doors in 1...
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2010s Contemporary Sapphire Cufflinks

Materials

Ruby, Blue Sapphire, Gold, 18k Gold

Brown Sapphire '37.23 Carat' and Champagne Diamonds Stud
Located in Fulham business exchange, London
Faceted cabochons of semi-precious and precious stones have been immaculately set within a perfect bezel setting, decorated with exquisite diamonds, scattered, framing the stone. A c...
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2010s Sapphire Cufflinks

Materials

Sapphire, 18k Gold

18 Karat Yellow Gold in Carnelian with Sapphires Cufflinks
Located in Milano, IT
The front face of these exquisite cufflinks has a striking octagonal shape that is convex, multifaceted, and adorned in the center with a cabochon sapphire. Both the front face and t...
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2010s Sapphire Cufflinks

Materials

Carnelian, Sapphire, Blue Sapphire, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Gorgeous Diamonds Set in Platinum Cufflinks Accented by Sapphires
Located in New York, NY
Splendid Platinum Set Cufflinks with Sapphires weighing 2.19 carat and Diamonds that weigh 1.02 carat.
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2010s Sapphire Cufflinks

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, Platinum

Vintage Emerald and Sapphire Cufflink and Stud Set
Located in New York, NY
This charming Sapphire & Emerald Cuff Link and Stud Set make for the perfect holiday gift! Featuring carre sapphires and emerald stones set in platinum and 18Kt gold, these flexible ...
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1940s Art Deco Vintage Sapphire Cufflinks

Materials

Emerald, Sapphire, 18k Gold

Charles Gold 18kt Yellow Gold Blue Sapphire 2.11ct. Cuff Links/ Studs Dress Set
Located in New York, NY
Class and charm for the connoisseur, these Charles Gold & Co. 18 karat yellow wing back gold cuff links and studs are a fabulous find. This dress set was crafted by master jewelers...
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1990s Contemporary Sapphire Cufflinks

Materials

Blue Sapphire, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

George Gero 18kt White Gold Moonstone & Blue Sapphire Elephant Head Cuff Links
Located in New York, NY
Created by George Gero, renowned worldwide for luxurious men's cuff-links, comes these whimsical and wearable unique pair. These lucky elephant head cuff links are beautifully crafte...
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Early 2000s Modern Sapphire Cufflinks

Materials

Moonstone, Blue Sapphire, 18k Gold, White Gold

Cabochon Ruby with Blue Sapphire Cufflinks Set in 18 Karat Gold Settings
Located in Bangkok, TH
Cabochon Ruby 6.67 carats with Blue Sapphire 1.84 carats Cufflinks set in 18 Karat Gold Settings Width: 1.5 cm Length: 1.0 cm Total Weight: 8.08 grams "We first opened doors in 1...
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2010s Contemporary Sapphire Cufflinks

Materials

Ruby, Blue Sapphire, Gold, 18k Gold

Vintage and Antique Sapphire Jewelry

The stone of choice for Napoleon, Princess Diana and Elizabeth Taylor has been a favorite of aristocrats and the well-to-do since the time of the Ancient Greeks. Learn how to shop for the bright blue gems that star in vintage and antique sapphire jewelry, and why it's chemically impossible for a sapphire to turn red.

Picture a sapphire. If the stone you conjure is a deep cornflower blue, you’re seeing only part of the picture. Although blue Kashmirs are considered the most valuable, sapphires come in every color except red. No matter the hue, this very special gem is rich in history and beloved by royals (FYI, Princess Diana and Kate Middleton share an 11-carat sapphire engagement ring), so September babies are in very noble company.

America’s version of royalty — old money and celebrities — have also shown a predilection for the blue stones. In 1940, John D. Rockefeller Jr. had Cartier mount a 62-carat sapphire he had bought from an Indian maharajah in a brooch for his first wife, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller; in 2001, the piece sold for a then-record of $3,031,000 at Christie’s New York. The grand dame of jewelry, Elizabeth Taylor had a passion for the gems that her lovers were happy to indulge. Second husband Michael Wilding gave her an engagement ring set with a cabochon sapphire, while Richard Burton famously presented her with a Bvlgari sautoir set with diamonds and sapphires, including at its center a cabochon Burmese weighing 52.72 carats. One of the star lots in the sale of Taylor’s jewels at the Christie’s New York in 2011, it sold for $5,906,500.

You don’t have to have blue blood or a bulging bank account, however, to get an eyeful of this much-coveted gem. A number of outstanding examples reside in public collections. The Smithsonian Museum of Natural History owns the 423-carat Logan sapphire, a gift from the Guggenheim family, and the Hall sapphire and diamond necklace, designed by Harry Winston and featuring 36 fine, well-matched cushion-cut Sri Lankan sapphires weighing a combined 195 carats. Also in the collection is the Bismarck sapphire necklace, designed by Cartier and sporting a central sapphire weighing 98.6 carats, which Mona Von Bismarck donated to the museum.

Sapphires are composed of corundum. Their color derives from trace elements, such as iron, titanium, chromium, copper or magnesium. When the trace element produces a ruby hue, the stone is called, what else, a ruby. (which is, as mentioned above, why sapphires cannot be red by definition).

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