Late Victorian 14kt Garnet Cabochon 9-Piece Cufflink Set
A classic 9-piece cufflink and stud set from the Late Victorian (ca1900) era! Made of 14kt yellow gold, this beautiful set is comprised of a pair of cufflinks and 7 shirt studs, a complete men's set. The cufflinks are double-sided and have a simple, yet attractive design. The face of each cufflink is comprised of a smooth gold disc, which holds a large garnet cabochon resting in the center. The garnets have a smoothly polished surface and display a luscious, deep raspberry color that compliments the yellow gold setting perfectly! Connecting the cufflinks is a yellow gold bar link on the back. The 7 shirt studs carry a matching garnet cabochon design and come in two sizes, including 4 larger and 3 smaller studs. A gold bar link rests on the back of each large stud, and a gold pin is attached to the smaller studs. Stamped on the back of each gold disc are two hallmarks, including "14" inside a square, and "14K". The cufflink set comes in the original green box with cream satin and velvet interior, stamped "THE BAILEY, BANKS & BIDDLE CO" inside the lid. A simply stunning set, it has a wonderful design and would look fantastic worn by a distinguished gentleman!
Measurements: The face of each cufflink measures approximately 1/2" in diameter, and the connecting bar link measures 3/4" long. The larger shirt studs have a 1/2" face and 1" gold link on the back. The face of the smaller shirt studs measures slightly more than 1/4" in diameter, and its pin measures 1 1/8" long.
Condition: The overall condition of the cufflink set is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the gold setting or to any of the garnet cabochons, all of which are intact. The bar links and pins are all in good working condition. There is some visible wear to the exterior of the box, which is normal for its age. The velvet pad inside is still intact, and the box hinge and clasp are in good working order.