"The care that a shirt needs to set off a fine pair of cuff links is not so easy to achieve nowadays. The fine laundries that looked after gentlemen's outfits (like the one near Place de la Madeleine in Paris that was still offering such services just ten years ago) have disappeared for want of custom. Although there's little room for such refinement in today's lifestyles, many men who consider their style of dress as "conventional" would look a lot less dull with a pair of fine cuff links at the wrist to relieve the monotony of their shirts, however finely made."
-Karl Lagerfeld in his Foreword to Cuff Links by Bertrand Pizzin and Jean-Noel Liaut
The Faberge evening wear cuff links in the photo were sold at Charterhouse Auctions last winter.