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Russian Gold & Diamond Cufflinks, 1880s
A pair of Romanov-era cufflinks from the reign of Tsar Alexander III, designed as smooth gold squares with rounded edges, each inset with a rose diamond and ruby clover enhanced with rose gold ribbon in the scrolling Art Nouveau style. The gold backs flip open in a T form making them secure and easy to slip on.
Moscow circa 1880.
Front link measures 3/4 in. (1.9 cm) wide; 1/8 in. (.3 cm) high; distance between front and back link: 3/8 in. (1 cm).
Popular in the late 19th century and favored by the Russian Grand Dukes, these solitaire cufflinks with flip open backs were worn on barrel style cuffs.