From marquee events to everyday statement looks, cufflinks remain timeless classics among men’s accessories. As collectible items, cufflinks have the advantage of being functional while aesthetic, adding a distinguishing touch of class and elegance to any outfit. The designer cufflinks lift a few notches by setting the trends and representing your style, taste, sense of luxury, and fashion. These statement pieces are exclusive in their make and design and are a welcome addition to any formal look. An endless aisle of designer cufflinks is available on Bidsquare's online auctions, varied greatly by maker, material, and period, crafted and designed by the leading artists. All of our cufflinks meet the highest standards of design, functionality, and comfort, regardless of whether they're gold, silver, or stainless steel.
Cufflinks - A history of Elegance
First created in the 1600s, the cufflink was not popular until the late 18th century, their development inextricably linked with that of the men’s shirts. Although its production styles and techniques have evolved, the functional aspect of cufflinks to fasten shirtsleeves with French cuffs persists. Cufflinks are produced in a variety of materials, including leather, glass, rare gems, metals, or a combination of them. Colored cufflinks formed with gems were primarily worn by males to make their outfits more sophisticated and personal. Cufflinks at Bidsquare come in a wide variety of styles and shapes, the common thread is an extraordinary quality of design and workmanship, befitting a collector of both signed and unsigned works of art.
Cufflinks for men studded with gemstones became the most sought-after accessories in the 19th century, made popular by Edward VII, the Prince of Wales for his love for the colorful Fabergé cufflinks. During this period, the classic cufflinks were known as stylish jewelry pieces created only for men. In the midst of the nineteenth century, contemporary cufflinks gained fame where the front part of the shirt, chokers, and cuffs regions were designed studier.
The vintage and antique cufflink’s popularity has increased in the fashion world for both men and women. A variation of exquisite cufflinks is now available on sale at different auction platforms, which are manufactured in silver, silk, bronze, gold, onyx, pearl, and white gold, including Jade cufflinks. Explore the best quality of vintage and antique cufflinks on sale at Bidsquare. Some of the classic cufflinks at auction featured are designed by leading companies such as Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Georg Jensen, Buccellati, Tiffany & Co., and more.
Quick Facts about Cufflinks
- Cufflinks first emerged in the late 17th century during King Louis XIV of France's reign.
- Earlier the norm was to use the gold cufflinks for the day and the silver ones for the night.