Nicholas I Romanov Eagle Gold Cufflinks by Marie Betteley
Solid 18k gold links engraved with the Russian imperial eagle in the Neoclassical version made famous by Tsar Nicholas I (1825-55). Based on a European 19th century cufflink design, the polished rectangular links feature rounded corners and beveled borders, the double-headed eagles with downturned wings, each below a single Romanov crown, the Shield of Saint George slaying the Dragon (the arms of Moscow) on its breast. The top links are attached by a fixed curved section to smaller oval back links that flip down to slip easily into the cuff.
Designed by Marie E. Betteley, 2006.
Also available in sterling silver.
This ideal gift is sold together with a cufflink box, custom suede travel pouch from Italy and an embossed card with full description.
Top links measure 3/4 in. x 1/2 in. (1.9 x 1.3 cm). Distance between top and back link: .6 in. (1.5 cm)