He purchased some circa 1930s cufflinks from an estate because he realized they would make great earrings. The blue enamel is a French style known as guilloché. It is a hard enamel, or actually glass, and the color is layered over a pattern in the metal. Just beautiful!
One pair of earrings are a gift for his lovely wife that he loves more than the stars above. And the other pair is for his granddaughter who wants to study the stars when she is grown up. (She is not yet thirteen and already has her sights set high!)
I met this auctioneer/estate disposition gentleman with a great dry sense of humor through a business group – what a find! We were both pretty certain the metal was karat gold, but I did need to test the metal with acid to make sure. Yes indeed, it is karat gold.
Next step was to remove the findings, those bits and pieces that make these beautiful discs into cufflinks, and laser-weld posts onto the area where the findings were.
The customer was thrilled!
- 14k yellow, green and white gold earrings made from vintage cufflinks
- Location: Canton, CT