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Vintage Damascene Cufflinks from Spain (No. 1476)

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$55.00

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Beautiful cufflinks in the Moorish style, these hand made damascene cufflinks have geometric designs executed in 18-24 karat gold. Artisans create a flat black background from oxidized steel and cut designs into the steel. Then the designs are filled in by hammering threads of 18 to 24k gold into the depressions. This process was brought to Spain by the invading Moors who later taught the Spanish this craft. Formerly used for decoration of swords, it was adapted to jewelry in times of peace. Now a thriving industry in Spain, this pair of cufflinks is collet set in a heavily gold plated setting. They are 7/8 inch wide (22 mm) by 5/8 inch (14 mm) tall. They are in excellent condition and appear to never have been worn.

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Beautiful cufflinks in the Moorish style, these hand made damascene cufflinks have geometric designs executed in 18-24 karat gold. Artisans create a flat black background from oxidized steel and cut designs into the steel. Then the designs are filled in by hammering threads of 18 to 24k gold into the depressions. This process was brought to Spain by the invading Moors who later taught the Spanish this craft. Formerly used for decoration of swords, it was adapted to jewelry in times of peace. Now a thriving industry in Spain, this pair of cufflinks is collet set in a heavily gold plated setting. They are 7/8 inch wide (22 mm) by 5/8 inch (14 mm) tall. They are in excellent condition and appear to never have been worn.

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