One of my clients, who is a very keen cufflink enthusiast, approached me to see if I could create some quite unusual cufflinks.

I was asked to create a pair of yellow gold, fox mask & horn cufflinks with ruby set eyes.

After some calls and enquiries, I managed to successfully arrange the pair of cufflinks to be made with our supplier Deakin & Francis. Deakin & Francis were founded in 1786 and are regarded to have very highly skilled craftsmen.

All Deakin & Francis cufflinks are made in England, and are hand-finished.

The pictures below show the progression of the cufflinks being crafted, and the video shows an insight into the world of cufflink making at Deakin & Francis.

The components are casted.

The components cast and ready for the next step.

A furnes is used to apply head to solder the fox mask and the backing.

The cufflinks are now being polished using a polishing machine.

The cufflinks now assembled and the setting of the ruby eyes begin.

The final details are hand finished.

The finished cufflinks presented in a wooden box.

I personally arranged the images shown in this blog post in a folder when presenting the cufflinks.

 

 

One very happy client!

Jamie Hill P J Dip.
Senior Sales Consultant
W.E Clark & Son Ltd