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New Sterling Silver Cufflinks

Sterling Silver Cufflinks from Codis Maya

We just received some new sterling silver cufflinks from Codis Maya. Probably better-known for her private-label work for Dunhill, Louis Vutton, and others, Codis Maya, in my opinion, is the best producer of sterling silver cufflinks outside of bespoke work from a jeweler. Glass enameling is very specialized and there are just not that many artisans out there capable of detailed work.

With glass enabling, it is especially important to use sterling silver, in my opinion, as the base metal. The reason is that sterling silver offers a higher level of brilliance, which produces greater vibrancy in the enameling. Other, less-expensive metals used for the majority of colors just do not offer the same depth.

The above zoomed-in picture of one of our new cufflinks illustrates the type of detail. The light-colored glass enameling used just would not produce the same level of transparency if a different metal was used (it’s like the way stained glass sparkles with proper sunlight; at night, it’s just not the same). Here, the texture of the sterling silver produces a texture that contributes to the overall detail of the cufflink that sets them apart.

If you enjoy wearing cufflinks, I encourage you to take a look at our complete collection of sterling silver cufflinks. If you cannot find something that you like, let me know!

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The Pleasure of Cufflinks

I just received my first bespoke shirt from Charvet in Paris. It is close to being the most perfect shirt I have ever worn (a fitting with Chris Despos this morning revealed a few tweaks that we’ll make when I return to Paris in September). Since I hope to keep these shirts for as long as possible given how expensive they are, I chose to have my first Charvet shirt made in a French blue with French cuffs. I figured that I could get an incredible amount of use out of such a classic shirt.

One of my favorite things about this shirt is that it allows me to wear some of my cufflinks. The Golden Acorn Cufflinks that my wife gave me last year, and that we now offer on our website through bespoke commission, go particularly well with this shirt.

As my cufflink collection has now grown past just a few pairs, I recently purchased for myself one of our Daines & Hathaway Leather Cufflink Valets that accommodates up to eight pairs of cufflinks. A leather cufflink box is a great way to keep cufflinks organized and safe from scratching.